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Lange v. Dep't of Transp.

Docket No. 20100096
Oral Argument: Monday, September 27, 2010 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
Vanessa Christine Lange, Appellee
v.
North Dakota Department
of Transportation, Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : TRANSPORTATION DEPT.
Appeal From
Case No. 09-C-0876
South Central Judicial District, Morton County
Gail Hagerty
2010 ND 201790 N.W.2d 28
Oral Argument 9/27/2010

Highlight

An arrestee has the responsibility to assert the right to an independent chemical test for intoxication.
The arrestee suffers the consequences of ambiguities in requesting an independent chemical test for intoxication when a law enforcement officer reasonably does not understand that the arrestee is attempting to assert the right to an independent test.
Law enforcement officers cannot interfere with an arrestee's attempts to secure an independent test, but unless an arrestee has done more than request an independent test, law enforcement does not need to assist the arrestee beyond providing access to a telephone.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
05/04/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF View
06/06/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT ATT. GENERAL OFFICE Douglas Bruce Anderson - 05072
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Gregory Lawrence Lange - 03491
APPELLEE PRIVATE PRACTICE Jesse Nathan Lange - 06008

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 03/26/2010 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 03/25/2010
2 04/12/2010 DISK - Admin TRA 10-30-09
3 04/21/2010 RECORD ON APPEAL, Transcript and Separate No. 3
4 04/21/2010 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Sandstrom, Dale V.
5 05/04/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF View
6 05/04/2010 APPELLANT APPENDIX
7 05/04/2010 DISK - atb (e-mailed)
8 05/04/2010 Letter from Mr. Anderson Re: NDCC 28-32-49 applies in this case; no filing fee is required
9 06/06/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed) View
10 06/06/2010 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)
11 06/14/2010 RECEIVED $25 E-FILING SURCHARGE (RECEIPT #19676).
12 06/16/2010 Received 7 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating.
13 07/28/2010 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
14 08/16/2010 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Albrecht, Warren H.
15 09/27/2010 APPEARANCES: Douglas B. Anderson, Asst. Attorney General; Gregory L. Lange & Jesse N. Lange
16 09/27/2010 ARGUED: Anderson; Lange, Gregory
17 09/27/2010 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
18 10/25/2010 DISPOSITION
19 10/25/2010 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
20 10/27/2010 Judgment Sent to Parties
21 11/19/2010 MANDATE
22 11/23/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE