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Case No. 18-1050

Alex Wayne Westra
Iowa Department of Transportation

Alex Westra challenges the district court’s denial of his petition for judicial review seeking to rescind a driver’s license revocation for refusing a breath test under Iowa’s implied consent law. Westra argues: (1) the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) officer violated his rights under article 1, section 8 of the Iowa Constitution by exceeding the scope of the officer’s legal authority; (2) the exclusionary rule under article 1, section 8 of the Iowa Constitution should apply in an administrative proceeding challenging license revocation; and (3) Westra’s substantive and procedural due process protections under article 1, section 9 of the Iowa Constitution were violated when he was not allowed to challenge the legality of the stop at the administrative proceeding.



Alex Wayne Westra


Iowa Department of Transportation

Attorney for the Appellant

Matthew T. Lindholm

Attorney for the Appellee

Robin G. Formaker

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Mar 06, 2019 1:30 PM


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Jun 14, 2019

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