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In the News: MI Judge dismisses DUI charge from anonymous tip
District Judge William E. Bolle of Troy, Michigan dismissed a DUI charge where the arrest was the result of an anonymous tip. Although the tipster reported erratic driving, the police officer did not notice any erratic driving after following the defendant for one mile. Judge Bolle noted that information given by anonymous tips are notoriously unreliable and concluded that the facts observed by the police officer were not sufficient to justify the stop. The city attorney’s office is appealing Judge Bolle’s ruling.