NFG! CDL Driver Not Guilty of Failing to Yield to Emergency Vehicle

GRL Law saved another out-of-state CDL holder from being convicted of a moving violation.

A concerned motorist called in about a load spilling from the back of a semi truck. 

A veteran DOT officer found a vehicle matching the description, but the doors to the trailer were closed.

He followed the truck for several miles with lights and sirens before the truck pulled over.

Our client was charged with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

On cross-examination, we established the citation was not properly notarized.

The Iowa Constitution requires that all cases be tried on information under oath.  The court had no choice but to dismiss the charge at the State’s cost.

Because there was no conviction, the driver will not be assessed any points!