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State v. Sargeant

Supreme Court of Ohio
Dec 11, 1996
672 N.E.2d 171 (Ohio 1996)

Opinion

No. 95-2429

Submitted November 12, 1996 —

Decided December 11, 1996.

APPEAL from the Court of Appeals for Butler County, No. CA95-03-049.

Bruce E. Fassler, Middletown City Prosecutor, for appellee.

Jackie Leigh Butler, for appellant.


The following three propositions of law are raised by appellant in this appeal:

"Proposition of Law No. I: The results of a breath alcohol test should be suppressed when one is not advised, pursuant to the requirements of R.C. 4511.19(D), of the right to an independent breath, blood or urine test.

"Proposition of Law II: Prosecution for a violation of R.C. 4511.19(A)(3) is barred by the Double Jeopardy Clause of Section 10, Article I of the Ohio Constitution and the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

"Proposition of Law No. III: It is an abuse of discretion not to overrule a motion to suppress results of a breath alcohol test when the state failed to meet the burden set forth in Sections 3701-53 and 3701-53(D) [ sic] of the Ohio Administrative Code."

The judgment of the court of appeals on the first proposition of law is affirmed on the authority of Hilliard v. Elfrink (1996), 77 Ohio St.3d 155, 672 N.E.2d 166, decided today.

The judgment of the court of appeals on the second proposition of law is affirmed on the authority of State v. Gustafson (1996), 76 Ohio St.3d 425, 668 N.E.2d 435.

The third proposition of law is dismissed as having been improvidently allowed.

MOYER, C.J., DOUGLAS, RESNICK, F.E. SWEENEY, PFEIFER, COOK and STRATTON, JJ., concur.


Summaries of

State v. Sargeant

Supreme Court of Ohio
Dec 11, 1996
672 N.E.2d 171 (Ohio 1996)
Case details for

State v. Sargeant

Case Details

Full title:THE STATE OF OHIO, APPELLEE, v. SARGEANT, APPELLANT

Court:Supreme Court of Ohio

Date published: Dec 11, 1996

Citations

672 N.E.2d 171 (Ohio 1996)
672 N.E.2d 171