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Case No. 18-1432

State of Iowa
Nathan Skeries


State of Iowa


Nathan Skeries

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

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

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 05, 2019

            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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