STATE V. I.P.

County: Hennepin (7/2012)
Charges: 3rd Deg. DWI (test result over .20)
Outcome: The State charged I.P. with a Gross Misdemeanor 3rd Degree DWI because his test result was over .20. Ryan Pacyga challenged the traffic stop, arguing that the officer violated I.P.'s constitutional rights because the officer did not have enough cause under the law to pull I.P. over. The prosecutor argued that the officer had multiple reasons to pull I.P. over. The judge agreed with Ryan Pacyga and DISMISSED the entire case.