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Broken High-Mount Brake Light Supports Traffic Stop (access required)

The Court of Appeals majority reverses the trial court order suppressing evidence from a traffic stop because defendant’s broken high-mount brake light gave police reasonable suspicion defendant was operating his vehicle in violation of Va. Code § 46.2-1003 prohibiting defective or unsafe equipment. Police stopped defendant after observing that half of high mount brake ...

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