STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOSHUA LYNN PITTS - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Sep 20, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Gregory M. Reed, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Joshua Lynn Pitts.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Tracy L. Bradshaw, Assistant Attorney General; William C. Whitesell, Jr., District Attorney General; Tom Jackson, Assistant District Attorney General, Shawn Puckett, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): WEDEMEYER

Following a bench trial, the trial court convicted the Defendant, Joshua Lynn Pitts, of driving under the influence (“DUI”). The trial court sentenced the Defendant to serve eleven months and twenty-nine days of probation after serving forty-eight hours in jail. On appeal, the Defendant contends that the trial court erred when it denied his motion to suppress the evidence obtained pursuant to an illegal stop of his vehicle. After thoroughly reviewing the record and applicable authorities, we conclude that the officer had reasonable suspicion to stop the Defendant’s vehicle. As such, we conclude that the trial court did not err when it denied the Defendant’s motion to suppress, and we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

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