JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court says a judge
wrongfully dismissed an automobile-negligence suit filed in Monroe
County against an Alabama state trooper.
The Supreme Court ruled this past week that a jury should decide
whether Alabama Trooper Bart Walker recklessly chased across the
state line an elusive driver, who fled into Monroe County and
crashed into another driver.
The injured driver - Jerry Wayne Duckworth - had sued the state
of Alabama, Walker and the fleeing driver.
A trial judge ruled in 2007 that there was no evidence that showed Walker was reckless.
According to the court record, David Carrol Warren fled when
Walker tried to stop for a traffic violation.
The six-mile chase ended when Warren collided into Duckworth.