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People v. Copass, No. B211281

By FindLaw Staff on December 15, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Conviction of defendant for evading a police officer with a willful disregard for the safety of others and driving with a suspended or revoked license is affirmed where, although under the relevant statutes an officer must activate a red light when in pursuit of a traffic offender who attempts to flee, the officer may deactivate his red light during the period he momentarily loses sight of the offender. 

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Appellate Information

Filed December 14, 2009


Opinion by Judge Gilbert

For Appellant:   Law Office of David Andreasen, David A. Andreasen

For Appellee:   Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Susan D. Martynec, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Robert S. Henry, Deputy Attorney General

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