WY: Stop was factually justified even if pretextual

“Despite the stop of the Tacoma being pretextual due to information provided by Agent Ford, Trooper Hobbs based the initial traffic stop upon a personally witnessed violation of the law. Thus, [Mr. Simmons’] rights under both the Wyoming Constitution and the United States Constitution were not violated by Trooper Hobb[s’] initial stop.” Simmons v. State, 2020 Wyo. LEXIS 155 (Oct. 15, 2020) (bracketed material in original).

There was probable cause for the search of defendant’s vehicle under the automobile exception. United States v. Simpkins, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 32567 (1st Cir. Oct. 15, 2020).*

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