MA: Impoundment unreasonable in purported “high crime” area that was partly residential with other cars already there; Swiss Army knife not an indicator other weapons in car

Defendant was stopped and arrested in a “high crime” area [which apparently didn’t include stripping cars]. The area was partly residential and other cars were parked on the street, too.
That alone didn’t make it reasonable to have to impound the vehicle. A search of the vehicle for weapons wasn’t justified by finding a Swiss Army knife in it. Commonwealth v. Crowley-Chester, 2017 Mass. LEXIS 126 (March 9, 2017).

Defendant gets a new trial because defense counsel misinformed her of the admissibility of her blood evidence and she pled guilty. Briggs v. State, 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 1947 (Tex. App. — Corpus Christi – Edinburg March 9, 2017).*

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