Right Turn Not Wrong Turn

West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  A new officer stopped GRL’s client claiming an improper right turn.  The law requires a right hand turn at an intersection be made into the lane nearest the right hand curb.  GRL Law’s client turned into the far left lane.  However, as it turned out, research revealed that the roadway GRL Law’s client turned from was actually a private drive, not a public highway.  Consequently the right hand turn rule was not applicable.  Ultimately, the prosecution reviewed the entirety of the case and agreed to suppress GRL’s client’s breath test result and resolve the case with a simple misdemeanor reckless driving charge.  OWI avoided and driving privileges saved.