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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jul 26, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Matthew D. Dunn, Brentwood, Tennessee, for the appellant, Bradley Darrin Williams.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andrew C. Coulam, Senior Counsel; Kim R. Helper, District Attorney General; and Carlin C. Hess, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.


A Williamson County grand jury indicted the Defendant, Bradley Darrin Williams, for one count of driving under the influence (?DUI?) and one count of DUI per se. The Defendant filed a pretrial motion to suppress the evidence obtained as a result of his traffic stop. The trial court denied the Defendant‘s motion, and the Defendant pleaded guilty to the two counts of DUI. The trial court merged the convictions and sentenced the Defendant to eleven months and twenty-nine days, to be served on probation after the service of seven days in confinement. The Defendant reserved a certified question of law pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 37(b)(2) as to whether the trial court erred when it denied his motion to suppress because the officer did not have reasonable suspicion justifying the stop. After review, we conclude that the traffic stop was lawful and thus, we affirm the trial court‘s judgment.