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Case No. 19-0250

State of Iowa
Alexander William Bertrand


State of Iowa


Alexander William Bertrand

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Gary Dickey

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 18, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Gregory D. Brandt and Carol L. Coppola, District Associate Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (7 pages)

            Alexander Bertrand appeals his conviction for operating while intoxicated (OWI), first offense, challenging the denial of his motion to suppress.  He maintains his constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures was violated because there was no probable cause or reasonable suspicion for the traffic stop.  OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review of the facts here, we find there was reasonable suspicion justifying the traffic stop.  The district associate court properly overruled Bertrand’s motion to suppress.  We affirm Bertrand’s conviction for first-offense OWI.

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