Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Wrongful Death for Mississippi

Q: In Mississippi what reason would police not have to test a person who hit a pedestrian who died as result of injuries?

The dead was tested but not driver it was determined by a field sobriety test they were good to go? But another person did same and both were tested

1 Lawyer Answer

Peter N. Munsing

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  • Wyomissing, PA

A: No great reason unless the person had no sign of alcohol and claimed no use--they need probable cause, and if the person wasn't dead on the scene the fact there is a hit isn't enough.

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