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Case No. 19-1496

State of Iowa
Alexander Vonriedel Burgdorf


State of Iowa


Alexander Vonriedel Burgdorf

Attorney for the Appellee

Israel Kodiaga, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

John C. Heinicke

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marion County, Steven W. Guiter, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Carr, S.J.  (7 pages)

            Alexander Vonriedel Burgdorf appeals his convictions and sentences for possession of methamphetamine and operating while intoxicated.  OPINION HOLDS: There is substantial evidence in the record from which a reasonable jury could find Burgdorf was under the influence at the time of the traffic stop and that he knew the substance in his pocket was methamphetamine.  The court acted within its discretion in denying Burgdorf’s motions to continue trial and reopen the record and in sentencing Burgdorf to serve a term of incarceration.

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