A-11 September Term 2015.

140 A.3d 535 (2016)

226 N.J. 20

STATE of New Jersey, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Al-Sharif SCRIVEN, Defendant-Respondent.

Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Decided July 20, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frank J. Ducoat , Special Deputy Attorney General/Acting Assistant Prosecutor, argued the cause for appellant ( Carolyn A. Murray , Acting Essex County Prosecutor, attorney).

Alison S. Perrone , Designated Counsel, argued the cause for respondent ( Joseph E. Krakora , Public Defender, attorney).

Claudia Joy Demitro , Deputy Attorney General, argued the cause for amicus curiae Attorney General of New Jersey ( Robert Lougy , Acting Attorney General, attorney).

In this appeal, we must determine whether a purported violation of the high-beam statute, N.J.S.A. 39:3-60, justified a police stop of a vehicle. The high-beam statute mandates that a driver dim a vehicle's high beams when approaching "an oncoming vehicle." Ibid.

Here, a police...

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