OH4: Objective basis for stop obviates racial profiling claim

Defendant’s stop for an abrupt lane change and then driving 45 in a 55 was justification for the stop. There was an objective basis for the stop, so defendant’s racial profiling claim is rejected. The driver was obviously extremely nervous with a pulsing artery and shaking hands. The stories of the two occupants didn’t match, and this ripened to reasonable suspicion. State v. Dukes, 2017-Ohio-7204, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 3374 (4th Dist. Aug. 7, 2017).*

Defendant’s stop was justified for improper use of a transporter tag. After defendant pulled over, he took off again before the officer could get to him. Then the DL was out of date. The search of the person and car was valid. United States v. Garrette, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123806 (N.D. Fla. Aug. 4, 2017).*

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