STATE OF TENNESSEE v. KAILYN LOREN MCKEOWN - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 25, 2012

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Brian L. O’Shaughnessy, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Kailyn Loren McKeown.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Cameron L. Hyder, Assistant Attorney General; William H. Cox, District Attorney General; and Bates Bryan, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WITT

The defendant, Kailyn Loren McKeown, entered a best interest plea to one count of driving under the influence (“DUI”), see T.C.A. § 55-10-401, and reserved a certified question of law concerning the propriety of her detention and arrest. Tenn. R. Crim. P. 37(b). Determining that the evidence preponderates against the trial court’s findings as they relate to the scope of the certified question of law, we reverse the judgment of the trial court and dismiss the charge.

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