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Wyoming Supreme Court remands DUI conviction

District Court instructed to determine whether evidence should be suppressed due to unlawful entry of Nancy Hawken’s home

The Wyoming Supreme Court has remanded a driving under the influence conviction against Nancy Hawken back to the Sixth Judicial District Court after she successfully argued on appeal that the Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper who arrested her did not have consent to enter her home.

Whether that means the evidence gathered after the trooper entered the home should be suppressed has yet to be determined.

Hawken originally entered a conditional plea of guilty to the felony charge of driving under the influence. On appeal, she claimed the district court erred when it denied her motion to suppress evi...

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