Yes, not the best plan. When the smoke clears from this event, the cost of a rental car or van for the overflow of passengers the adult daughter could have driven will be microscopic.
Obviously the family did not have the means to aquire an additional vehicle.
They were trying to stay off the welfare roll by finding work in another state. Now the folks in Indiana will be paying their way for a while.
If Lazyuniondriver had made the traffic stop, the following would have happened:
Since this would have been up to my discretion, I would have piled the passenger overflow into my cruiser, escorted the truck to the Flying J which would have provided adequate shelter, then demanded they make better arrangements. I may have even bought the family a meal if I had enough on me.
Nobody would have been cited, nobody would have gone to jail, no intervention with social services needed.
This didn't have to go down the way it did. I hope whoever made the traffic stop can live with himself. Of course, driver behavior and attitude may have played into it.
"HAVE ALL YOUR DELIVERIES MADE BY UNION DRIVERS"