People v. Howard
Supreme Court of California
104 P.3d 107 (2005)
On May 23, 2002, an officer witnessed Howard (defendant) driving a car missing its back license plate. The officer signaled for Howard to pull over. Howard did not comply and a high speed chase ensued. During the chase, Howard ran stop signs and traffic lights, and drove over the speed limit. Eventually, Howard ran a red light and crashed into a car, killing its driver. Howard was charged and convicted of fleeing from an officer while driving with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of other people or property. The court of appeals affirmed the conviction.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Kennard, J.)
Concurrence/Dissent (Brown, J.)
Dissent (Baxter, J.)
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