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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:This is a motion for rehearing filed by the state prosecuting attorney. The state prosecuting attorney’s original petition for discretionary review raised one ground: “In order to render lawful a motor vehicle stop for a traffic offense, must the stop be effected within a reasonable time and a reasonable distance after the alleged violation.” The court answered affirmatively. HOLDING:Denied. The state prosecuting attorney complains that the analysis in the original opinion was improper and that the opinion did not address the decision and reasoning of the court of appeals. The court notes that the court of appeals included in its opinion an alternative holding: “There were no witnesses to give formal testimony in this case, but it is clear counsel for both sides agreed on the facts involved, the sequence of events, and the reasons for the actions taken by the arresting officers. It was within the discretion of the trial court to determine whether to believe the officers’ allegations. See Meek v. State, 790 S.W.2d 618, 620 (Tex. Crim. App. 1990). A reasonable review of the record supports the court’s decision in this, as well as in its determination that too much time and space elapsed before the stop. We find the record can reasonably be viewed as supporting the trial court’s conclusion, when viewed in the light most favorable to that conclusion.” The state prosecuting attorney did not seek review of that alternative ruling. When a court of appeals issues alternative rulings on the same issue, its decision will be affirmed if fewer than all alternative rulings are appealed. OPINION:Per curiam.

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