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Case No. 19-2098

State of Iowa
Thomas Winston Hales


State of Iowa


Thomas Winston Hales

Attorneys for Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester and Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorneys General

Attorneys for Appellant

James N. Daane

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Todd A. Hensley, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., May, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (9 pages)

            A defendant appeals the district court’s denial of his motions to suppress and to reconsider and his conviction for operating while intoxicated, claiming the traffic stop was unconstitutional.  OPINION HOLDS: Upon our de novo review, we find the patrol car video is evidence that supports the officer’s reasonable suspicion that the defendant was operating his vehicle while intoxicated and the stop was therefore constitutional.  

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