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Criminal Practice — DWI – Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – Community Caretaker Exception – Dragged Passenger (access required)

State v. Sawyers (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-199-16, 17 pp.) (Douglas McCullough, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court (Lucy Inman, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Even though a Highway Patrol sergeant didn’t have a warrant, the community caretaking doctrine allowed the sergeant to stop defendant’s car after he saw defendant and another man drag a female who ...

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