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Unsafe Helmet Allowed Stop (access required)

The Court of Appeals refuses to suppress drug evidence discovered after defendant was stopped for operating a moped without a DOT-approved helmet; the officer’s suspicion that defendant’s helmet did not comply provided probable cause. One day in May, defendant was driving a scooter on a public road.  An officer on routine patrol observed defendant’s helmet lacked ...

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