Illinois DUI Charges Dismissed – “Weaving Within Lane” NOT Probable Cause For Traffic Stop

DWI Case Dismissed & License Suspension Rescinded

Our DUI lawyers filed and argued a Motion to Suppress Evidence attacking the Police officer’s claim that the Defendant was “weaving within his lane” and this was the State’s probable cause for the traffic stop. Court ruled “weaving within lane” is not a traffic violation as the Illinois Vehicle Code section 11-709 states “that a vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable within a single lane.” The Court agreed it is impossible to drive in a perfectly straight line within a traffic lane. Citing People v. Manders, 317 Ill. App. 3d 337 (2000).