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In this case, an officer conducted a traffic stop of Dimitrius Anagnos's vehicle. Once the vehicle was stopped, the officer determined that Anagnos was intoxicated and arrested him for operating while under the influence of an intoxicant (OWI). The circuit court determined that the traffic stop was unconstitutional and that Anagnos's operating privileges should not have been revoked on account of his refusal to take a chemical test to determine the presence or quantity of alcohol in his blood or breath. The court of appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court reversed, holding (1) the arresting officer pointed to specific and articulable facts, which taken together with rational inferences from those facts, gave rise to the reasonable suspicion necessary for an investigative stop; and (2) because the stop of Anagnos's vehicle was supported by reasonable suspicion, the circuit court erred in concluding that the stop was unconstitutional and that Anagnos was not lawfully placed under arrest. Remanded.