State of Ohio v. Justin Hawkins, Case No. 2018-1177
Twelfth District Court of Appeals (Fayette County)
- Does the discrepancy between the paint color of a vehicle and the paint color listed on the vehicle's registration records provide a police officer the required level of reasonable suspicion to make an investigative traffic stop?
- Is an officer's experience and belief that paint color discrepancies are an indicator that a vehicle or its license plates might be stolen enough to allow for an investigative traffic stop?