Client Stopped by DOT Officer Gets Charges Reduced

Polk County Iowa.   Client was charged with operating while intoxicated first offense, carying weapons, and possession of a prescription drug following a stop for speeding by a Department of Transportation Officer.  A motion to suppress was filed challenging the lawfulness of the stop based upon whether a DOT officer has legal authority to stop a non-commerical motor vehicle for speeding.  An agreement was ultimately reached whereby the State agreed to dismiss all charges in exchange for a guilty plea to a simple misdemeanor charge of reckless driving.