CA10: High speed chase justifies search under automobile exception

A high speed chase justifies an automobile exception search of the car when it’s finally stopped. Here there was a dog alert before. United States v. Chavez, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 29287 (10th Cir. Sept. 28, 2021).

The rules of evidence don’t strictly apply to suppression hearings, and here the officer could testify to what another officer was telling him over the radio regarding defendant’s traffic offense that helped lead to the stop. United States v. Williams, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 185083 (S.D.Ohio Sept. 28, 2021).*

Phone intercepts gave police probable cause to believe defendant’s car contained weapons for committing a home invasion. United States v. Melendez, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 185271 (D.Mass. Sept. 28, 2021).*

Defendant seeks to challenge by mandamus the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress a second DNA test after a first one from an arrest years earlier where that case was dismissed. Mandamus is not appropriate remedy here, and defendant also has a right to appeal if he’s convicted. Dean v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court of Nev., 2021 Nev. Unpub. LEXIS 711 (Sept. 24, 2021).*

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