STATE OF TENNESSEE v. AMANDA L. IRWIN - Articles

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Posted by: Landry Butler on Nov 8, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

James H. Threet, III, Manchester, Tennessee, for the appellant, Amanda L. Irwin.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; Craig Northcott, District Attorney General; and Marcus Simmons, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): HOLLOWAY

Amanda L. Irwin (“the Defendant”) pled guilty to driving under the influence and possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage, reserving two certified questions of law challenging the trial court’s denial of a motion to suppress. On appeal, the Defendant asserts that the law enforcement officer lacked reasonable suspicion to ask her to step out of her car and perform field sobriety tests. After a review of the record and applicable law, we affirm the trial court’s denial of the motion to suppress.

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