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Posted by: Landry Butler on Sep 5, 2017

Head Comment: With concurring opinion by HOLLOWAY.

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

W. Gerald Tidwell, Jr., Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the Defendant-Appellant, Charles Fowlkes.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Katherine C. Redding, Assistant Attorney General; Neal Pinkston, District Attorney General; and Andrew Coyle, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCMULLEN

The Defendant, Charles Fowlkes, entered a guilty plea to driving under the influence (DUI) in exchange for a sentence of eleven months and twenty-nine days to be served on probation after the service of forty-eight hours in the Hamilton County jail. The Defendant reserved a certified question of law challenging the denial of his motion to suppress, which alleged that he was unconstitutionally stopped and seized. Following our review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.