The Iowa Court of Appeals has reversed a central Iowa man’s conviction on charges that he was driving while he was high. Kevin Cain was stopped for speeding early one morning. The cop who eventually handcuffed him at the scene reached into one of Cain’s pockets and found a pipe used to smoke meth. The cop asked repeatedly and Cain finally admitted that he’d been smoking meth earlier that night. He was arrested and charged, but no one advised him of his rights. The Court of Appeals has ruled Cain should have been advised of his Miranda rights at the time he was questioned by his car by the cop and especially when he was hauled in and booked. A urine sample revealed Cain had been driving after taking both meth and marijuana, and the court has ordered a new trial for Cain.
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