Blasi v. State – Traffic Stops in Maryland
Although the Court of Appeals decided the driver was not driving unsafely prior to the traffic stop in Rowe v. State, leading to a reversal of an evidence suppression denial made during trial, the same was not decided in Blasi v. State. In Blasi, the driver was stopped for substantially crossing the right shoulder line and crossing the broken lines between the two right lanes while driving at speed fluctuating between 45 and 65mph. The Court decided that, unlike in Rowe, this observed driving was unsafe and did constitute probable cause for the traffic stop. As such, evidence resulting from the stop was not suppressed. It is important to have experienced attorney representation for charges resulting from a traffic stop – call Azari Law at 301.362.3300 to discuss your case today.