IA: Driver in college town was much younger than registered owner, owner’s son had suspended DL, stop reasonable

An Iowa State University police officer ran car tags because the car was driving unusually slow when the driver saw the officer. The owner came back as a 60 year old man, but the driver was much younger. This was common in this college town. The owner’s son came back as having a suspended license. That was cause for a stop, and defendant’s was the son with the expired tags. State v. Bohl, 2016 Iowa App. LEXIS 917 (Aug. 31, 2016).

The officer was looking for another car when he found defendant’s car with expired tags. That was justification for the stop. State v. Childs, 2016 Iowa App. LEXIS 920 (Aug. 31, 2016).*

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