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Defendant was convicted of four traffic offenses related to his driving while intoxicated and his lack of a driver’s license. Defendant’s trial took place almost three years after his arrest. On appeal, Defendant argued that the trial court erred in denying his Ind. R. Crim. P. 4(C) motion for discharge for delay. Rule 4(C) provides that a defendant may not be held to answer a criminal charge for greater than one year except in certain circumstances. The Supreme Court reversed the denial of Defendant’s motion for discharge, holding that, under the circumstances of this case, Defendant was entitled to discharge pursuant to Rule 4(C). Remanded to the trial court to grant the motion pursuant to Rule 4(C).