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Case No. 18-0407

State of Iowa
Jose Manuel Cruz Ordonez


State of Iowa


Jose Manuel Cruz Ordonez

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Benjamin D. Bergmann and Alexander D. Smith

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 17, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Steven P. Van Marel, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., Vaitheswaran, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (8 pages)

            Jose Manuel Cruz Ordonez appeals the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence uncovered during a field sobriety test and the court’s subsequent finding of his guilt of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (first offense), raising constitutional claims of a violation of his right against self-incrimination and his freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures.  DISPOSITION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s denial of Cruz Ordonez’s suppression motion and Cruz Ordonez’s conviction, judgment, and sentence for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (first offense).

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