OH8: Stop for flashing high beams was mistake of law and objectively reasonable under Heien

The state concedes that one flashing his high beams for one second twice 14 seconds apart at a vehicle in front of him for not moving is not a violation of the statute for unnecessarily driving on high beams. Nevertheless, it was an objectively reasonable mistake under Heien, and the stop would not be suppressed. State v. Spellacy, 2019-Ohio-785, 2019 Ohio App. LEXIS 837 (8th Dist. Mar. 7, 2019).*

There was “considerable detail” in the application for the search warrant here that shows a substantial basis for probable cause. So much so, in fact, that the court puts a .pdf image of a good part of it in the opinion. United States v. Lough, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34654 (M.D. Pa. Mar. 5, 2019).*

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