No. A157236.

62 Cal.App.5th 424 (2021)

276 Cal. Rptr. 3d 656

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. JOHN WESLEY SOUTHARD, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division Two.

March 24, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Rudolph J. Alejo , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Xavier Becerra , Attorney General, Lance E. Winters , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Jeffrey M. Laurence , Assistant Attorney General, Catherine A. Rivlin and Bruce M. Slavin , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.


Defendant John Wesley Southard was involved in two traffic stops a week apart in December 2018, the first as a driver in a pickup truck, the second as a passenger in a car driven by a friend. As a result of defendant's interaction with officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Crescent City Police...

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