INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a man's conviction for driving while suspended for life despite his argument that police had no cause to pull him over because he hadn't committed any traffic violations.
Dustin Haynes had asked a judge to suppress evidence in the case because he said Gas City police lacked probable cause to stop him.
But the Court of Appeals said Wednesday that the stop was legal because Haynes had been parked in a handicapped space without a visible permit and drove away before the officer could give him a ticket. The officer followed Haynes and stopped him on the street.
Haynes was sentenced to five years in prison.