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Michigan's top court looks at small town speeding dispute

Added 03-29-20 10:03:02am EST - “The state's highest court is taking a look at a speed limit dispute in a small town in western Michigan.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Michigan’s top court looks at small town speeding dispute ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SARANAC, Mich. (AP) - The state’s highest court is taking a look at a speed limit dispute in a small town in western Michigan.

The Supreme Court said it will hear arguments in the months ahead in the case of Anthony Owen, who was accused of drunken driving in Saranac in Ionia County.

A sheriff’s deputy said the stop was justified because Owen was speeding in a 25 mph zone. But Owen’s lawyer argued that the speed limit actually was 55 mph by default because there was no sign on Parsonage Road.

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The Michigan appeals court in 2019 ruled in favor of Owen and threw out evidence of drunken driving, saying a “reasonably competent” officer should have known that Owen couldn’t be stopped for speeding.

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