N.D.W.Va.: Officer’s admittedly pretextual stop for def’s driving on a suspended DL was still valid

Defendant’s car had a police placed GPS on it. When defendant traveled outside of his normal paths, an alert was sent to the officer’s phone. He conducted a traffic stop which he admitted was pretextual because he’d known for quite some time that defendant was driving on a suspended license, and he was just biding his time to make a stop when it was likely to be more productive. The stop was valid despite it being pretextual. This didn’t affect two search warrants for his RV and other stuff that police obtained two days earlier. United States v. Parr, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 214309 (N.D. W.Va. Jan 06, 2018).

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