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Case No. 19-1591

State of Iowa
Bizimana Sonas Ciza


State of Iowa


Bizimana Sonas Ciza

Attorney for the Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Stephan J. Japuntich, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 21, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, William A. Price, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J. (8 pages)

            Bizimana Ciza appeals his conviction for operating while intoxicated, third offense, contending the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress.  OPINION HOLDS: Having found the community caretaking exception to the warrant requirement supported the warrantless seizure, we affirm the district court’s denial of Ciza’s suppression motion and his judgment and sentence.

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