S.D.Tex.: Officer’s belief that driver couldn’t stay in the passing lane wasn’t reasonable mistake

The officer’s belief that driving too long in the left lane of a divided highway was a traffic violation wasn’t reasonable because nothing in the statute allows that construction. Therefore, the stop was invalid. United States v. Buruato, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 177043 (S.D. Tex. Oct. 25, 2017).

Plaintiff’s third suit against officers for arresting him for evasion when he refused to submit to a search warrant for DNA was barred by res judicata from losing the first two. Sweat v. Rickards, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 20767 (10th Cir. Oct. 23, 2017).*

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