Court Rules Traffic Stop Permissible After Tip

JESSICA SHAMBAUGH | Daily Reporter Staff Writer
Published: 04/02/2013

MIDDLETOWN — A district appeals panel recently ruled that a detailed tip from an identified citizen is enough to justify a traffic stop without violating the Fourth Amendment’s protection from illegal searches and seizures.

The 12th District Court of Appeals ruled that a Clermont County police officer had a right to conduct an investigative stop of a woman reported to be driving while under the influence of alcohol after he received a tip from a local grocery store manger.