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Michigan's top court looks at small town speeding dispute

The Supreme Court is exploring whether the officer simply “made an objectively reasonable mistake of law.”
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SARANAC, Mich. — The state's highest court is taking a look at a speed limit dispute in a small town in western Michigan. 

The Supreme Court said it will hear arguments in the months ahead in the case of Anthony Owen, who was accused of drunken driving in Ionia County.  A sheriff's deputy said Owen was speeding in a 25 mph zone. 

But Owen won at the state appeals court by noting that the speed limit actually was 55 mph by default because there was no sign on the road. 

The Supreme Court is exploring whether the officer simply “made an objectively reasonable mistake of law.” 

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