Defendant's vehicular manslaughter conviction is reversed where the admission into evidence of a blood alcohol laboratory report violated defendant's constitutional right to confrontation of witnesses by allowing testimonial hearsay evidence prohibited under Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004).
Filed August 31, 2009
Opinion by Judge McDonald
For Appellant: Janice R. Mazur
Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, Lynne McGinnis and Gil Gonzalez, Deputy Attorneys General