144. Power to stop and detain vehicles.

144.     Power to stop and detain vehicles.

A constable1 in uniform or, if accompanied by such a constable, an inspector2 may stop and detain a vehicle for the purpose of entering and searching it in the exercise of a power to search for a protected animal3 or under a warrant4 to search for a protected animal or for evidence of the commission of a relevant offence5.

A constable in uniform may stop and detain a vehicle for the purpose of entering and searching it in the exercise of a power to search for an animal involved in a