Thank you. That actually passes the smell test. The combination of an automatic plate reader and the police having a legally good reason to want to talk to the registered owner of the car. Then losing interest when the driver is not the person they were interested in. Less the officer 'one handling' the computer while driving and more the automatic plate reader talking directly to the computer and the computer "pinging" the officer. I am not saying that "one handling" is impossible, just not very likely, since we do not actually know that the car was somehow stopped. The whole process seems a lot more mechanically reasonable if it is an automated one. And no, I am not saying that said process is moral, political correct or non-fattening. Just that the stop now seems plausible and legal. Of course, we have not ruled out evil motives for the stop. Just shown that said motives are not necessary based on known facts.