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Attorney for defendant in fatal DWI crash asks judge to toss evidence

The attorney for the defendant in a fatal DWI crash is asking the judge to throw out results of a blood test taken shortly after the accident. Officials say Martin Heidgen told investigators he plowed

News 12 Staff

Apr 5, 2006, 11:08 PM

Updated 6,682 days ago

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The attorney for the defendant in a fatal DWI crash is asking the judge to throw out results of a blood test taken shortly after the accident.
Officials say Martin Heidgen told investigators he plowed into a limo while driving the wrong way drunk on the Meadowbrook Parkway last July, killing limo driver Stanley Rabinowitz and 7-year-old Katie Flynn. Heidgen told officers he began drinking scotch and turned into ?self-destruct mode? following a fight with his girlfriend. Heidgen also submitted to a blood test, which revealed he was three times the legal alcohol limit.
Heidgen?s lawyer, Stephen LaManga, is asking the judge to throw out the evidence, claiming Heidgen was not aware of his rights at the time. Heidgen faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted. The judge will decide whether or not to admit the evidence Thursday.
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