CA5: Heien objective reasonableness applies to a stop for driving too slow even though it was just def’s car in traffic

Driving too slow for too long justifies a stop, at least Heien makes it reasonable: “Given the dearth of authority on whether a single vehicle constitutes traffic …, the ambiguity in the statute, and the danger observed by the officer, the officer could have reasonably believed that he witnessed a violation of Section 545.363(a), see Heien v. North Carolina, 574 U.S. 54, 57, 65-66 … [¶] Accordingly, Reynero-Serna fails to show that the district court clearly or obviously erred in denying suppression.” United States v. Reynero-Serna, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 35683 (5th Cir. Nov. 27, 2019).*

Defendant argues his stop required probable cause, but it only required reasonable suspicion, which the officer had. After the stop occurred, it ripened into probable cause justifying a search of the vehicle for a weapon allegedly used to fire at people. United States v. Hernandez-Davalos, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 206551 (D. Idaho Nov. 26, 2019).*

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