AL Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Dothan

The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the city of Dothan.

It's concerning a lawsuit where 60-year-old Larry Downing was struck and killed by Tabitha Farmer who had been stopped and released by police a short time earlier for eratic driving.

Police testified that Farmer was released because she passed a field sobriety test.

Farmer later plead guilty to murder and admitted she was high at the time of the crash.

Downing's widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city contending that farmer should have been arrested before her husband was killed.

The supreme court upheld a lower court ruling that Dothan Police did not exceed their authority when they released Farmer.


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