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Case No. 17-1803

Rickie Rilea and Timothy Riley
v.
Iowa Department of Transportation

The petitioners sought judicial review of declaratory orders issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT), which held that IDOT motor vehicle enforcement officers possessed legal authority to stop drivers and issue citations for violations of law unrelated to operating authority, registration, size, weight, and load under Iowa Code section 321.477. The district court determined the IDOT’s policy of enforcing laws outside the scope of section 321.477 is illegal. The IDOT appeals arguing the district court erred in declaring there is no legislative authority that justifies an IDOT peace officer’s exercise of arrest authority in these situations even when the offense is observed in the officer’s presence.

County:
Polk
Trial Court Case No.:
CVCV054155 CVCV054156

Appellees

Rickie Rilea and Timothy Riley

Appellants

Iowa Department of Transportation

Attorneys for Appellees

Brandon Brown
Gina Messamer

Attorneys for Appellants

David S. Gorham,
Robin G. Formaker
Richard E. Mull

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Sep 12, 2018 1:30 PM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1803
Date Published:
Oct 19, 2018
Date Amended:
Nov 13, 2018

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