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Motor Vehicles – OWI — reasonable suspicion

Wisconsin Court of Appeals


Motor Vehicles – OWI — reasonable suspicion

The State of Wisconsin appeals from an order suppressing evidence obtained from the arrest of Matthew Moskopf in this operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated case. The arresting officer received information from dispatch, including the fact that Moskopf was “highly intoxicated,” and pulled him over. The people who called 911 about Moskopf did not say that he was intoxicated. The circuit court granted Moskopf’s motion to suppress, reasoning that neither dispatch nor the arresting officer had reason to suspect that Moskopf was intoxicated. We conclude that the arresting officer had reasonable suspicion to stop Moskopf based on reasonable inferences from the collective knowledge of the police department. This opinion will not be published.

2013AP771-CR State v. Moskopf

Dist II, Kenosha County, Rossell, J., Neubauer, P.J.

Attorneys: For Appellant: Weber, Gregory M., Madison; Jay, Annie, Kenosha; For Respondent: Easton, Joseph George, Kenosha

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