Michigan Court of Appeals: A Traffic Stop Based on Insurance Information in LEIN is Valid

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The Michigan Court of Appeals decided police can conduct a valid traffic stop based on a driver's insurance status in the Law Enfrocement Information Network ("LEIN"). The court said: stopping to check for valid insurance was reasonable; that the insurnace information entered into LEIN from the Michigan Secretary of State was not improper; and that the infromation in LEIN is updated frequently enough for officers to rely on its accuracy. 

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