Resisting or Obstructing Officers

State v. Hastings, Resisting or Obstructing Officers

Mr. Hastings was heading into downtown Boise via the connector. He was speeding and got off at the River Street exit after passing the officer. When Mr. Hastings passed the officer, the officer never turned on his lights, siren or made any gesture to pull over. The officer eventually pulled over Mr. Hastings who admitted he was running late and pulled off the next exit to avoid detection. The defense argued that without any command to pull over, if the jury found R & O in this case, everyone is guilty who looks down at their speedometer, sees they are over the speed limit and does not immediately drive to the police station to turn themselves in. NOT GUILTY