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Case No. 21-1775

State of Iowa
v.
Dana Lee Despenas

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Dana Lee Despenas

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Jesse A. Macro Jr.

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-1775
Date Published:
Mar 08, 2023
Summary

              Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Karen Kaufman Salic, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Schumacher and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (10 pages)

              A defendant appeals the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence arising from a traffic stop.  OPINION HOLDS: We assume without deciding that the officer made a mistake of fact in stopping the defendant.  But because this mistake was objectively reasonable, we affirm.

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