MD follows Strieff on attenuation from preexisting arrest warrant

“[W]here officers observed a group of individuals openly drinking what appeared to be an alcoholic beverage and one of them threw a bottle to the ground, the officers had reasonable suspicion to investigate a potential open container violation and to determine who threw the bottle. The defendant’s flight from the group upon the officers’ approach should have been considered as one factor among others in the totality of the circumstances analysis.” Utah v. Strieff attenuation on finding a preexisting warrant is followed. Sizer v. State, 2017 Md. LEXIS 772 (Nov. 28, 2017).

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