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Case No. 18-0483

State of Iowa
Kari Lee Fogg

Kari Fogg seeks further review after the court of appeals affirmed her conviction for operating while intoxicated, finding Fogg was not subjected to a seizure by the police. Fogg claims she was seized for federal and state constitutional purposes when a police officer parked in front of her car, blocking her in an alley.

Trial Court Case No.:


State of Iowa


Kari Lee Fogg

Attorney for the Resister

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Applicant

Melinda J. Nye, Assistant Appellate Defender

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 17, 2019 7:00 PM Des Moines North High School, 501 Holcomb Avenue, Des Moines, IA


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 20, 2019

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 01, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Boone County, Paul G. Crawford (motion to suppress) and Stephen A. Owen (trial), District Associate Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J. (11 pages)


            Kari Fogg appeals her conviction of operating while intoxicated (OWI), first offense.  She contends the district court erred in denying her motion to suppress evidence on the basis of an allegedly unreasonable seizure.  She also argues her counsel rendered ineffective assistance in failing to object to alleged prosecutorial error in the State’s closing argument.  OPINION HOLDS: Having found the district court correctly denied Fogg’s motion to suppress and counsel was not ineffective as alleged, we affirm Fogg’s conviction of OWI, first offense. 

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