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State v. Ms. L. (DMC No. 10984)

FELONY TAMPERING with EVIDENCE NOT CHARGED – State v. Ms. L (DMC No. 10984) (Scottsdale Police Department DR No. 10-01366): Ms. L was pulled over in the City of Scottsdale and arrested under suspicion of DUI.  She was subsequently transported to an area where blood was drawn, and then she was taken to the Jail. Once the Officer arrived at the Jail, he discovered that his blood collection kit had been torn open and the blood vials had been tampered with. Ms. L admitted to tearing the box open and she stated “I was angry and didn’t know what to do”. At that time, the Officer routed the report for charges of Tampering with Evidence per Arizona Revised Statute ARS 13-2809 to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. We convinced the County Attorney’s Office to simply proceed with the Misdemeanor DUI and not charge her with a Felony Tampering with Evidence charge.

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