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Criminal law — Leaving scene of accident resulting in injury — Driving under influence with injury

Jul 08th, 2024 in by admin

Evidence — Statements of defendant — Accident report privilege does not apply to shield statements made by defendant who left scene of accident — Custodial interrogation — Defendant whose disabled vehicle was obstructing traffic on busy roadway was not in custody for purposes of Miranda where he was seated in back of patrol vehicle without restraints for his safety, was transported to nearby parking lot for roadside exercises ,and was not told that he could not leave area — Because officers were not required to give Miranda warnings during roadside stop, fact that they gave incomplete warnings is immaterial — Motion to suppress defendant’s statements is denied