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Case No. 23-0161

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State of Iowa
v.
Victoria Jo Dawdy

County:
Woodbury

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Victoria Jo Dawdy

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy N. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Victoria Jo Dawdy, self-represented

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
23-0161
Date Published:
Apr 24, 2024
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Timothy T. Jarman, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Badding and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Badding, J.  (6 pages)

Following her conviction for operating while intoxicated, Victoria Dawdy appeals the denial of her motion to suppress, claiming the warrant authorizing a blood draw was not supported by probable cause in violation of the federal and state constitutions.  OPINION HOLDS: The totality of the facts in the warrant application would allow a person of reasonable prudence to believe that Dawdy was operating while intoxicated.  The issuing magistrate therefore had a substantial basis to conclude probable cause existed.  We accordingly affirm the district court’s denial of Dawdy’s motion to suppress.

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