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Case No. 17-1833

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State of Iowa
Isai Sanchez-Casco


State of Iowa


Isai Sanchez-Casco

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Christopher Raker and Stuart G. Hoover

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 21, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mark D. Cleve, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Vogel, P.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, P.J.  (13 pages)

            Isai Sanchez-Casco appeals his conviction for operating while intoxicated (OWI), third offense.  He argues the district court abused its discretion in allowing expert testimony on intoxication, and he appeals the denials of his motion for judgment of acquittal and motion for new trial.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the State presented an adequate foundation for the expert testimony.  We also find the verdict is supported by substantial evidence and the court did not abuse its discretion in denying his motion for new trial.

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