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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on May 10, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Doug Aaron (at trial and on appeal); and C. Brent Keeton (on appeal), Manchester, Tennessee, for the appellant, Raleigh Kristopher Frye.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel West Harmon, Assistant Attorney General; C. Michael Layne, District Attorney General; and Marla Holloway, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

A Coffee County Circuit Court jury convicted the defendant, Raleigh Kristopher Frye, of one count of third offense driving under the influence (“DUI”), and the trial court found the defendant guilty of violating the implied consent law. In this appeal, the defendant challenges the trial court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence obtained following the stop of his vehicle and the sufficiency of the convicting evidence, claims that the trial court committed reversible error by permitting the State to exercise four peremptory challenges and by permitting the indictment for the implied consent violation to be taken to the jury room, and contends that the cumulative effect of the errors at trial entitles him to a new trial. Discerning no reversible error, we affirm.