TX10: Walking away from a traffic stop is the crime of evading detention

For the purposes of the evading arrest or detention statute, defendant fled when he got out of the car and walked away from a lawful detention and did not stop when commanded by officers until he was about 40 feet away. Rush v. State, 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 11586 (Tex. App. – Waco Dec. 13, 2017).

The officer’s interpretation of what he’d learned was justification for a finding of probable cause. The fact he disagrees with it doesn’t add anything to there not being probable cause. United States v. Owens, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 205153 (W.D. N.Y. Nov. 8, 2017).*

The temporary tag couldn’t be read from a safe distance, and that was cause for a stop. United States v. Melton, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204925 (E.D. Tenn. Oct. 16, 2017) (R&R).*

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