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Friday, April 1, 2016

Drivers' U-Turn to Avoid Police Checkpoint Enough for Reasonable Suspicion

The Illinois Supreme Court recently upheld a police officer's stop of a defendant's vehicle when he made a U-turn approximately 50 feet before a DUI checkpoint.  People v. Timmsen, 2016 IL 118181. The defendant had argued that the police did not have reasonable, articulable suspicion to stop his vehicle based solely on his making a U-turn before the roadblock. The Court disagreed with defendant, finding that the U-turn to avoid the roadblock is the type of evasive behavior that is relevant to determining reasonable suspicion. As a result, defendant's conviction for driving with a suspended license was upheld.

Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf


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