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People v. Stone

MARCH 10, 1972.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE,

v.

BARRIE ALAN STONE, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.



APPEAL from the Circuit Court of Cook County; the Hon. JOHN T. DUFFY, Judge, presiding.

MR. JUSTICE ENGLISH DELIVERED THE OPINION OF THE COURT:

Offense Charged

Driving without a valid Illinois chauffeur's license. Ill. Rev. Stat. 1969, ch. 95 1/2, par. 6-101(a).

Defense at Trial

Defendant was not required to have an Illinois license as he was a resident of Iowa, and held a valid Iowa license.

Judgment

After a bench trial, defendant was found guilty and fined $40 plus $5 costs.

Contention Raised on Appeal

Defendant was not proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Evidence

In the absence of a court reporter's transcript of proceedings, our review of the evidence is necessarily based upon a sketchy one-page stipulated report of proceedings.

J. Yeager, for the State:

On June 19, 1970, he was a Dixmoor Police Officer. He stopped defendant's truck and was shown a valid operator's license issued to defendant by the State of Iowa where he claimed to be a resident. However, the witness stated that defendant had lived "for some time" at a trailer court in Dixmoor, Illinois and that defendant was a volunteer of ...


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