Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)

E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
The E9X is the 4th evolution of the BMW 3 series including a highly tuned twin turbo 335i variant pushing out 300hp and 300 ft. lbs. of torque. BMW continues to show that it sets the bar for true driving performance! -- View the E9X Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-31-2013, 06:28 AM
CALWATERBOY's Avatar
CALWATERBOY CALWATERBOY is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Francisco
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10,007
Mein Auto: 2009 E93 N54
DANGER - You are at risk! - PELIGRO

.

Do NOT mod your car! Certain activity puts you at risk of arrest: There is a new law in Ohio, bellwether for the nation:

Civil libertarians are criticizing Ohio police for arresting a driver because his car contained a compartment that could theoretically store illegal drugs, though no drugs were found at that time.

The driver, 30-year-old Norman Gurley of Michigan, was pulled over for speeding. A highway patrolman noticed wires running to a secret compartment in the car and arrested Gurley, even though there were no drugs in the compartment. The officer also claimed he smelled marijuana in the compartment - giving him probable cause to search it - though none was ultimately discovered.

It makes no difference whether police find drugs or not, according to a new Ohio law that prohibits secret compartments.

"No person shall knowingly operate, possess, or use a vehicle with a hidden compartment with knowledge that the hidden compartment is used or intended to be used to facilitate the unlawful concealment or transportation of a controlled substance," the law states.

Gurley is actually the first person to be arrested under the law. A police spokesperson praised the arrest, noting that even one fewer drug "trap" car on the streets was a positive thing and downplaying the fact that Gurley didn't have any drugs.

"We apparently caught them between runs, so to speak, so this takes away one tool they have in their illegal trade," said Lt. Michael Combs in a statement to local news. "The law does help us and is on our side."

Read MORE


May I see your papers?


.

Last edited by CALWATERBOY; 12-31-2013 at 06:35 AM.
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 12-31-2013, 11:40 AM
DShatzer DShatzer is offline
Registered User
Location: Altoona, PA
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 25
Mein Auto: 2008 535iXT
Actually, what I get from this is to not get caught speeding...... And the law specifies intent, which is a state of mind. Lastly, drug running is illegal. Just don't do it. Kinda simple to me.......
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-31-2013, 11:48 AM
laser's Avatar
laser laser is offline
now driving number eight!
Location: Atlanta
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,172
Mein Auto: 2007 S2000
This is a southern tradition!

http://www.rodauthority.com/news/moo...y-of-hot-rods/
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Thunder-Road-Ford.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	167.6 KB
ID:	414860  
__________________
Laser

"sometimes you're the windshield .... sometimes you're the bug"
___________________________

2014 328i Mojave Metallic
2009 328i Black Sapphire Metallic
2007 328i Black Sapphire Metallic
2007 Honda S2000 Berlina Black
(Hey Jim... am I diversified?)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-31-2013, 01:41 PM
Zooks527's Avatar
Zooks527 Zooks527 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Mansfield, MA
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,899
Mein Auto: 2009 335i xDrive coupe
CWB's link is bad (the nanny software on the site doesn't like the commonly used word for pharmaceuticals in the link). This one should work: http://tinyurl.com/lmle6s4
__________________
2009 335i xDrive coupe, Jet Black, Black Leather, Grey Poplar, Steptronic, ZPP, ZSP, ZCW, iPod/USB, HD radio, Parking Assist. Rear Fogs, Hardwire V1, ProFit G3.
ED May 12, 2009, Munich dropoff May 16, Redelivery June 22, 2009




Prior 33 years of cars: 1967 BelAir wagon / 1968 LeMans Tempest / 1970 Mustang Mach 1 / 1972 El Dorado / 1978 Corvette (kept until first Bronco) / 1981 Subaru GL wagon AWD / 1983 s10 Blazer 4x4 (big mistake) / 1985 Bronco 4x4 / 1996 Bronco 4x4 / 2004 Passat 4motion

Last edited by Zooks527; 12-31-2013 at 01:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-31-2013, 04:16 PM
hondo402000 hondo402000 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Charlotte, NC
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1,910
Mein Auto: 2007-335 HTC
Yep its coming. Wait till they start taking our guns. Then the fighting will start
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-31-2013, 08:41 PM
techietaichi techietaichi is offline
Registered User
Location: Haverhill, MA
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 58
Mein Auto: '06 325i Pre-LCI
Quote:
Originally Posted by hondo402000 View Post
Yep its coming. Wait till they start taking our guns. Then the fighting will start
I'm surprised the fight hasn't started yet. Maybe Comrade Holder was right when he said America's a bunch of cowards. Sad.
__________________
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=369805&dateline=1388122517
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-01-2014, 05:15 AM
CALWATERBOY's Avatar
CALWATERBOY CALWATERBOY is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Francisco
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10,007
Mein Auto: 2009 E93 N54
Quote:
Originally Posted by techietaichi View Post
I'm surprised the fight hasn't started yet. Maybe Comrade Holder was right when he said America's a bunch of cowards. Sad.

Not cowards, no.

Conditioned, controlled and information limited, yes.

But there are some who resist....NSA holds their information....
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-01-2014, 07:08 AM
omaralt omaralt is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: FL
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 724
Mein Auto: 2013 550i
__________________
2014 BMW 435i M-sport, BSM/Coral 6spd
2013 BMW 550i M-sport, Alpine white/Cinnamon (retired)
2012 BMW 535i M-sport (retired)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-01-2014, 07:14 AM
CALWATERBOY's Avatar
CALWATERBOY CALWATERBOY is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Francisco
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10,007
Mein Auto: 2009 E93 N54
Quote:
Originally Posted by omaralt View Post

Your climate change activist image is flagged - you are tracked.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-01-2014, 07:35 AM
omaralt omaralt is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: FL
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 724
Mein Auto: 2013 550i
Quote:
Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY View Post
Your climate change activist image is flagged - you are tracked.
Dammit!! Oh well it was only a matter of time I guess. Can you point me towards the tin foil hat store? My size is a boys husky
__________________
2014 BMW 435i M-sport, BSM/Coral 6spd
2013 BMW 550i M-sport, Alpine white/Cinnamon (retired)
2012 BMW 535i M-sport (retired)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-01-2014, 01:28 PM
Pilgrim Pilgrim is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Fort Collins, CO
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 496
Mein Auto: 2009 328iX Coupe
Quote:
Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY View Post

"No person shall knowingly operate, possess, or use a vehicle with a hidden compartment with knowledge that the hidden compartment is used or intended to be used to facilitate the unlawful concealment or transportation of a controlled substance," the law states.
I predict that legal challenges will take place immediately. First, defining a "hidden compartment" is going to be necessary - and I doubt that any storage space built in by the factory could be so categorized.

Even more challenging is determining that the operator drove "...with knowledge that the hidden compartment is used or intended to be used to...". It is nearly impossible to determine intent without the results of that intent (the controlled substance) being found in the vehicle. Hey, I might have such a compartment to store a legally licensed handgun for which I have a concealed weapons carry permit. Who's to say? Perhaps in a police sting operation where a purchase was involved they could determine intent, but I think it would be difficult otherwise.

IMO this law has elements which are un-constitutional, and I suspect they will be brought to the fore very soon.

This particular driver may not have the resources to challenge this law, but the ACLU is likely to be involved very, very soon. The great thing about the ACLU is that they do actually believe what they preach - so they piss off everybody sooner or later.
__________________
1983 Datsun 280ZX Turbo
2009 BMW 328iX Coupe
2007 Nissan Murano

Last edited by Pilgrim; 01-01-2014 at 01:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-01-2014, 03:04 PM
anE934fun anE934fun is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: S.F. Bay Area
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 6,807
Mein Auto: 2010 335d
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
I predict that legal challenges will take place immediately. First, defining a "hidden compartment" is going to be necessary - and I doubt that any storage space built in by the factory could be so categorized.

Even more challenging is determining that the operator drove "...with knowledge that the hidden compartment is used or intended to be used to...". It is nearly impossible to determine intent without the results of that intent (the controlled substance) being found in the vehicle. Hey, I might have such a compartment to store a legally licensed handgun for which I have a concealed weapons carry permit. Who's to say? Perhaps in a police sting operation where a purchase was involved they could determine intent, but I think it would be difficult otherwise.

IMO this law has elements which are un-constitutional, and I suspect they will be brought to the fore very soon.

This particular driver may not have the resources to challenge this law, but the ACLU is likely to be involved very, very soon. The great thing about the ACLU is that they do actually believe what they preach - so they piss off everybody sooner or later.
Definitely some un-constitutional elements. I wonder how the police go about proving the intended use of the hidden compartment absent banned items in the compartment?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-01-2014, 05:56 PM
LongIsland LongIsland is offline
Registered User
Location: LongIsland, NY
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 66
Mein Auto: JB4 335xi Coupe
so if you buy a new C7 Corvette will you get arrested for the hidden compartment behind the Navigation screen? coolest compartment i've ever seen come with a vehicle!! you press a button and the whole navigation screen goes down and theres a pretty big hidden compartment behind it!!! google it and check it out!
__________________
Cureent Car: 08 335xi Coupe (mods in progress)
Previous cars:
08 Range Rover HSE
2005 CLK 55 AMG
Jeep GC HEMI
Jeep GC


Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms