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People v. Copass, B211281

Conviction of defendant for evading a police officer with a willful disregard for the safety of others and driving with a suspended or revoked license is affirmed where, although under the relevant statutes an officer must activate a red light when in pursuit of a traffic offender who attempts to flee, the officer may deactivate his red light during the period he momentarily loses sight of the offender.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/14/2009
  • Published 12/14/2009




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Law Office of David Andreasen, David A. Andreasen, Santa Barbara, for Defendant and Appellant., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Susan D. Martynec, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Robert S. Henry, Deputy Attorney General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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