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Since I am transcribing a read-only document, I will present it in parts. The author is Assistant Attorney General Gregory C. Fuchs. The document is so poorly written that it is difficult to transcribe. I will present the table of contents at the end. The document is in the public domain. If you want the read-only pdf, email me, or file an open records request.
I will also place the full-text reply on this site.
Here is yet another of the many versions of the Commonwealth’s ever-changing story.
As someone at Mason’s site pointed out, there are a gazillion ways to point out that the body is a corpse. Gets old, after a while.
COUNTERSTATEMENT OF THE CASE
Appellant was indicted in McCracken Circuit Court for possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, tampering with physical evidence and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs. (TR 1). Prior to trial, appellant moved to suppress all evidence derived as a result of the stop of the vehicle that she was driving as the stop was based on an uncorroborated tip. (TR 17). The court held a hearing on the motion on November 27, 2006.
At that hearing, the arresting officer Deputy Eddie McGuire was the only witness. He testified that on June 28, 2006 that he had received a report from dispatch that Vernon Wilkey had called 911 to report that a female with blond hair driving a dark blue Buick with Washington plates had asked about purchasing heroin. (Tape 11/27/06 14:05:00). The deputy later observed a dark blue Buick driven by a female with blonde hair on US 60 in the right lane with its left turn signal blinking. (Tape 11/27/06 14:07:00) And when the deputy slowed down to pull in behind her, appellant pulled over to the right side of the road. (Tape 11/27/06 14:07:20). It was then that the deputy pulled over to the side of the road too and activated his lights (Tape 11/27/06 14:07:35).
The deputy then approached the vehicle and asked about the report he had received and in speaking with her noticed that she had glassy eyes, unbuttoned and unzipped pants and a full cup of beer in the console as well as an open bottle of wine. (Tape 11/27/06 14:07:55 et seq.; 14:08:45). The officer administered a horizontal gaze nystagmus field sobriety test which indicated that appellant was impaired or intoxicated on some substance. (Tape 11/27/06 14:09:45).
Appellant told deputy that she was on three prescription drugs including Clonazepam and he obtained consent to search her vehicle and recovered the prescription bottles, beer and bottle of wine. (Tape 11/27/06 14:10:14-38). Appellant was then arrested for driving under the influence. (Tape 11/27/06 14:10:48).
Appellant according to officer was transported to the hospital for a blood test. (Tape 11/27/06 14:10:58). When appellant exited the vehicle at the hospital, the officer saw her watch and a cellophane package with a substance together in the backseat of the vehicle. (Tape 11/27/06 14:11:20). The officer ultimately retrieved the watch and the package upon return to the vehicle which was determined by testing to have cocaine but appellant denied that it was hers though she admitted the watch was hers. (see Tape 11/27/06 14:30:45).
During the cross-examination, the deputy noted that the specific unusual thing he observed in her driving was the use of a turn signal without turning. (Tape 11/27/06 14:15:40). And he was going to stop the vehicle but she pulled over first. (Tape 11/27/06 14:17:00). He noted that the evidence that she was under the influence included the glassy eyes and that she was just very nervous. (Tape 11/27/06 14:19:42).
to be continued.
Note: To show that, once again, Deputy McGuire lies under oath, I will be placing the full text under-oath preliminary hearing that occurred shortly after the arrest, along with the full text suppression under-oath hearing transcript. His stories are 180 degrees different and conflicting. His memory gets even better with time and coaching; his trial testimony differed yet again. We already know that he told a great big whopper to the Grand Jury.
At suppression we are led to believe that McGuire left a blatant controlled substance in plain view on top of his cruiser back seat in full view of the passing public in a public hospital parking lot, for an hour, during the blood draw.
At preliminary, he admitted that the substance was not in plain view and neither was the watch. Both were under the seat, and, only at my specific request that he do so, did he pull the seat back to get the watch. At that point, he claims to have discovered a so-called baggie. By the way, that he acted, in direct response to something that I requested that he do, makes those statements non-hearsay.
I will continue the Gregory Fuchs charade tomorrow. His writing gives me a sick migraine, and I fear that my grammar checker will explode.
If you want the whole thing now, email me at my address in the About section of this site.