STATE OF TENNESSEE v. KATHY L. BARTLETT - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jul 17, 2015

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; Andrew C. Coulam, Assistant Attorney General; Kim R. Helper, District Attorney General; and Carlin Charles Hess, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellant, State of Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

Rob McKinney (at hearing and on appeal); and Brittney S. Hollis (on appeal), Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Kathy L. Bartlett.

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A Williamson County grand jury indicted appellee, Kathy L. Bartlett, for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. The charge was dismissed pretrial after the trial court granted appellee?s motion to dismiss. The State appeals the trial court?s granting of the motion and argues that the trial court misapplied the law relating to lost or destroyed evidence. Following a thorough review of the record, we reverse the ruling of the trial court, reinstate the indictment, and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

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