Court rules police dog exterior search of vehicle OK
When a police dog sniffs the outside of a vehicle, it is not an illegal search under the Fourth Amendment.
That's what the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The justices upheld the 2005 arrest of Ramon Arias of Colby.
According to the ruling, a Colby-Abbotsford police officer saw Arias put liquor into a car driven by a girl he knew to be 17.
He stopped the car because he thought it was illegal for underage people to drive with any liquor in a vehicle.