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Case No. 18-1432

State of Iowa
v.
Nathan Skeries

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Nathan Skeries

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Robert A. Nadding II and Charles P. Pritchard Jr.

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1432
Date Published:
Jun 05, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Gregory D. Brandt, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., Mullins, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Carr, S.J.  (4 pages)

            On appeal from his conviction for operating while intoxicated, Nathan Skeries challenges the denial of his motion to suppress evidence obtained during the traffic stop of his vehicle.  OPINION HOLDS: The officer had reasonable suspicion to initiate a traffic stop and investigate whether a traffic offense was being committed based on his belief that the lights on Skeries’s vehicle did not illuminate the road sufficiently under Iowa Code section 321.409(1)(b) (2018).  The officer also had reasonable suspicion to stop Skeries to investigate whether he was operating while intoxicated. 

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