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Vehicle Stopped for Speeding/ DUI Conviction Affirmed

In a recent Henderson County DUI case,  (State v. White, W2011-02301-CCA-R3-CD (Tenn.Crim.App. 8-31-2012) the Defendant attempted to challenge a stop for speeding by using a land surveyor to analyze video, conduct measurements, and opine that the Defendant was not speeding. The surveyor noted power poles along the highway where the Defendant's vehicle had been traveling, measured distances between them, noted the time it took for the Defendant's vehicle to pass from one point to another, and calculated that the Defendant's vehicle was traveling within the speed limit. Unfortunately for the Defendant, the trial court was more convinced by the testimony of the police officer who testified the Defendant was indeed speeding. The trial court found the stop to be valid and the Defendant was subsequently convicted of DUI (though acquitted of speeding). The trial court's ruling was affirmed on appeal.

Vehicle Stopped for Speeding/ DUI Conviction Affirmed

In a recent Henderson County DUI case,  (State v. White, W2011-02301-CCA-R3-CD (Tenn.Crim.App. 8-31-2012) the Defendant attempted to challenge a stop for speeding by using a land surveyor to analyze video, conduct measurements, and opine that the Defendant was not speeding. The surveyor noted power poles along the highway where the Defendant's vehicle had been traveling, measured distances between them, noted the time it took for the Defendant's vehicle to pass from one point to another, and calculated that the Defendant's vehicle was traveling within the speed limit. Unfortunately for the Defendant, the trial court was more convinced by the testimony of the police officer who testified the Defendant was indeed speeding. The trial court found the stop to be valid and the Defendant was subsequently convicted of DUI (though acquitted of speeding). The trial court's ruling was affirmed on appeal.

Vehicle Stopped for Speeding/ DUI Conviction Affirmed

In a recent Henderson County DUI case,  (State v. White, W2011-02301-CCA-R3-CD (Tenn.Crim.App. 8-31-2012) the Defendant attempted to challenge a stop for speeding by using a land surveyor to analyze video, conduct measurements, and opine that the Defendant was not speeding. The surveyor noted power poles along the highway where the Defendant's vehicle had been traveling, measured distances between them, noted the time it took for the Defendant's vehicle to pass from one point to another, and calculated that the Defendant's vehicle was traveling within the speed limit. Unfortunately for the Defendant, the trial court was more convinced by the testimony of the police officer who testified the Defendant was indeed speeding. The trial court found the stop to be valid and the Defendant was subsequently convicted of DUI (though acquitted of speeding). The trial court's ruling was affirmed on appeal.

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