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California Highway Patrol v. Superior Court (Walker), C055614

Vehicle Code section 14602.6(a)(1) provides only discretionary authority to impound and therefore the California Highway Patrol cannot be held liable under Government Code section 815.6 for failing to perform a mandatory duty.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/09/2008
  • Published 05/09/2008


  • DAVIS, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Thomas D. McCracken and Catherine Woodbridge Guess, Deputy Attorneys General, for Petitioners., The Law Office of Edward P. Dudensing, Sacramento, and Christopher S. Buckley, for Real Party in Interest Carl Bryan Walker., Gerald D. Langle, Lincoln, for Real Party in Interest Amanda Walker., No appearance for Real Party in Interest Scott St. Pierre.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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