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Alcohol evidence in fatal crash will stand

 

April 15, 2002



A Box Elder woman charged in connection with a fatal car accident failed to convince a judge to thrown out critical evidence against her.

District Judge John Warner on Friday dismissed 27-year-old Melissa Moran's request to prevent prosecutors from using her blood alcohol level as evidence.

"It was my gut feeling that he would (deny the motion)" Carl White, her attorney, said before leaving the Hill County Courthouse.

White argued that officers lacked probable cause to have a blood sample drawn from Moran because they had declared her fit to drive after a traffic stop about three hours earl...



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