Now that I have a few regular readers (but fewer in Colorado Springs now that I'm not commenting on Ted Haggard), I have a question for my assembled readers.
A few weeks ago, while we were in Ventura, we were stopped at a sobriety check point. The police officer asked for my license and then asked if I had been drinking, both of which seemed reasonable given the purpose of the stop.
But then when he noticed that I wasn't local, he asked me where I was going, where I was coming from, and what I was doing there.
So, can he ask me that? Or more to the point, can I refuse to answer?
I mean I understand the purpose of sobriety stops, and I know they've been declared legal, but this seemed over a line.
What do you guys think?