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Evidence of Decedent Pedestrian’s Intoxication Admissible in Negligence Action against Motorist

In a negligence action against a motorist who struck and killed a pedestrian, evidence of the decedent’s intoxication was admissible where corroborated by the defendant’s toxicology expert’s testimony, the Pennsylvania Superior Court decided in Coughlin v. Massaquoi.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:21+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Categories: Civil Litigation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Evidence of Decedent Pedestrian’s Intoxication Admissible in Negligence Action against Motorist

Motorists have no Statutory Right to Choose Method of Chemical Testing at Time of DUI Arrest

A motorist under arrest for DUI has no statutory right to request alternative testing once confronted with a police officer’s request to submit to a blood test, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in Nardone v. Dept. of Transp., Bureau of Driver Licensing.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:25+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Categories: Administrative Law, Civil Litigation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Motorists have no Statutory Right to Choose Method of Chemical Testing at Time of DUI Arrest

Sharply Divided Supreme Court Holds that Officer Detained Motorist by Activating his Emergency Lights

A state trooper’s interaction with a motorist, which included activating his vehicle’s overhead lights as he approached her parked vehicle, constituted an investigative detention, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Com. v. Barnes

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:27+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Categories: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Sharply Divided Supreme Court Holds that Officer Detained Motorist by Activating his Emergency Lights