MS: SW for Arkansas car’s GPS was used to put it at scene of crime

Defendant’s car was registered in Arkansas and was believed to be in a shootout in Mississippi. The car was found in Arkansas. Defendant was arrested on a Mississippi warrant and a search warrant was issued for the car’s GPS to put it in Mississippi. Murry v. State, 2022 Miss. App. LEXIS 266 (Aug. 16, 2022).*

The affidavit for search warrant shows probable cause. The court can find no case that says that a possible suggestive police show up added to the information is a lack of probable cause. United States v. Washington, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144346 (W.D. Ky. Aug. 12, 2022).

A city’s sobriety checkpoint fit within the limited exception to the Fourth Amendment for certain carefully circumscribed vehicle checkpoints where its primary purpose was to remove intoxicated drivers from the roadway, and any marginal intrusion on liberty associated with adding license checks to the city’s DUI checkpoint was minimal and justified by the important interest in road safety served by such inquiries. The officer did not violate the Fourth Amendment by detaining and ultimately arresting plaintiff when he refused to produce his driver’s license because, once plaintiff refused, the officer had probable cause to believe that plaintiff was violating the Vehicle Code. Demarest v. City of Vallejo, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 22714 (9th Cir. Aug. 16, 2022).

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