Skip to main content
Iowa Judicial Branch
Main Content

Case No. 23-0634

For summaries from opinions prior to August, 2018, view PDF versions here

State of Iowa
Danah Renee Kleppe



State of Iowa


Danah Renee Kleppe

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Jeffrey L. Powell

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Muscatine County, Gary P. Strausser, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Schumacher, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Schumacher, P.J.  (9 pages)

            Danah Kleppe appeals her conviction for operating while intoxicated.  Kleppe claims the district court should have granted her motion to suppress.  She asserts that an officer did not have probable cause to stop her vehicle because the evidence does not show that she committed a traffic violation.  OPINION HOLDS: Kleppe turned left at two intersections without signaling.  We find that because of the presence of another vehicle at one intersection, the proximity of the officer, and the totality of the circumstances, the officer had reasonable suspicion to stop Kleppe’s vehicle.  We affirm the district court.

© 2024 Iowa Judicial Branch. All Rights Reserved.