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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Iowa Insider: Lawyer wants evidence suppressed in Waterloo lawmaker's drunken driving case

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Insider

The lawyer for a state lawmaker from Waterloo facing a drunken driving
charge is asking to suppress evidence in the case, arguing police
should have told his client he could lose his driver's license for
failing or refusing a chemical sobriety test. Rep. Kerry Burt, a
first-term Democrat, was arrested by Ankeny police in the early
morning hours of February 11 for first-offense operating while
intoxicated. A police report said Burt's blood alcohol level
registered .129 percent at the time of his arrest. He was laid off
from his job as a firefighter with Waterloo Fire Rescue after losing
his driver's license. In a court filing, defense attorney Matthew
Boles said police should have warned Burt he could lose his commercial
driver's license if he fails or refuses a chemical test.

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