On February 3, 2022, the Worth County Magistrate found our client not guilty of the charge of Following Too Closely.
An Iowa State Trooper testified that two semi-trucks passed him in the left lane. The rear truck, which was operated by our client, was within five feet of the other.
However, the trooper had not observed that the lead truck was actually right behind him and pulled into the left lane at 60 mph, cutting off our client. The trooper was traveling 52 mph in the right lane.
Our client was traveling 65 miles per hour pulling a fully loaded trailer. Thankfully, he was able to brake enough to avoid an accident.
What’s better than a two-word verdict? At GRL, we think a three-word verdict is best.