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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Momentary Negligence not Criminal

A Canadian judge held that a momentary failure to pay attention while driving was not criminal, and thus exonerated a driver who caused an accident with three fatalities.  The defendant was not drunk or speeding, but, perhaps because of sunstroke or dozing off momentarily, crossed the center line and impacted a car in the other lane.  Story here. [Jack Chin]

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