Carpinteria Sheriff Hiding on 101?
By an edhat reader
I have a few questions that I hope someone can answer, but first a little background.
I can't count the number of times I've seen the same Carp Sheriff "hiding" on the Northbound center divider near Bates Rd. He's there at 7:30 AM in the middle of rush hour, so there is virtually no way to speed, but nabbing single people in the HOV lane is like shooting fish in a barrel. When he gets someone, they then pull across three lanes of traffic to the shoulder, which causes the traffic to be even worse behind them and open the door for more problems like collisions and road rage.
My first question... is this legal or within his jurisdiction to do on 101?
Second... is it safe to be parked on the center divider like that?
Third... is this ethical?
Please discuss and enlighten me with facts.