State of Tennessee v. David Dwayne Bell

Date / Time: 
September 4, 2013 - 1:00pm

Lower Court Summary:

The defendant was indicted on one count of driving under the influence (DUI) and
one alternative count of driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Prior to trial,
the defendant filed a motion to suppress certain evidence obtained by the police on the
grounds that the defendant was arrested without probable cause. The trial judge granted this
motion and ultimately dismissed both counts. On appeal, the State argues that the trial court
erred by determining that the arresting officer did not have probable cause. After reviewing
the record and the arguments of the parties, we conclude that the trial court committed no
error and affirm its judgment accordingly.

Supreme Court
Eastern Section