United States Eighth Circuit

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US v. Martin, 04-2711

Denial of defendant's motion to suppress is affirmed where his operation of a motor vehicle with one working brake light gave the arresting officer reasonable suspicion that defendant had violated the Oglala Sioux Tribe Motor Vehicle Code and provided a basis for a lawful traffic stop.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/28/2005
  • Published 06/28/2005


  • COLLOTON, Circuit Judge., Before WOLLMAN, LAY, and COLLOTON, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Eighth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Gary George Colbath, argued, Asst. Federal Public Defender, Rapid City, SD (Monica D. Thomas, Asst. Federal Public Defender, on the brief), for appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Thomas J. Wright, argued, Asst. U.S. Atty., Sioux Falls, SD (Jonathan A. Kobes, Asst. U.S. Atty., on the brief), for appellee.