People v. Young, 78-113

CourtUnited States Appellate Court of Illinois
Writing for the CourtWOODWARD; GUILD, P. J., and NASH
Citation76 Ill.App.3d 210,30 Ill.Dec. 135,392 N.E.2d 790
Parties, 30 Ill.Dec. 135 PEOPLE of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Michael A. YOUNG, Defendant-Appellee.
Docket NumberNo. 78-113,78-113
Decision Date27 July 1979

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392 N.E.2d 790
76 Ill.App.3d 210, 30 Ill.Dec. 135
PEOPLE of the State of Illinois, Plaintiff-Appellant,
Michael A. YOUNG, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 78-113.
Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District.
July 27, 1979.
Rehearing Denied Aug. 15, 1979.

T. Jordan Gallagher, State's Atty., Sycamore, Phyllis J. Perko, Jan Tuckerman, State's Attys. Appellate Service Commission, Elgin, for plaintiff-appellant.

Mary Robinson, Deputy State Appellate Defender, Richard E. Cunningham, Asst. State Appellate Defender, Elgin, for defendant-appellee.

WOODWARD, Justice:

This case arises from a hit-and-run traffic accident. After the accident, two witnesses reported the license number of the car that left [76 Ill.App.3d 211] the scene. Police checked the registration of the vehicle, and called the owner in Arlington Heights, who said that his son, Michael, had the car at school. Police then called the son and asked him to come to the station to speak about the accident. Defendant arrived at the station within 48 hours of the accident; he was asked for his driver's license, which he surrendered. Police used the license to fill in parts of an accident form begun at the scene, and defendant was then advised of his Miranda rights. Police then asked some questions and used defendant's answers to further complete the accident form and prepare a follow-up report. Subsequently, defendant was charged with leaving the scene of an accident (Ill.Rev.Stat., 1977, ch. 951/2, par. 11-401(a)) and with driving too fast for conditions (Ill.Rev.Stat., 1977, ch. 951/2, par.

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[30 Ill.Dec. 136] 11-601(a)). Defendant made a motion which was styled a motion to suppress the report and all statements he made to the police, the motion being based on Ill.Rev.Stat., 1977, ch. 951/2, par. 11-401(b), which provides in pertinent part:

"(b) Any person who has failed to stop or to comply with said requirements shall, within 48 hours after such accident * * * report the place of accident, the date, the approximate time, his name, address, the registration number of the vehicle driven, and the names of the occupants, if any, of such vehicle, at a police station or sheriff's office near the place where such accident occurred. No report made as required under this Subsection shall be used, directly or indirectly, as a basis for the prosecution of any violation of Subsection (a) of this Section."

After a hearing, defendant's motion was granted and the state appeals.

A threshold question is whether the state has the right to appeal from the order which suppressed the evidence. Supreme Court Rule 604(a)(1) (Ill.Rev.Stat., 1977, ch. 110A, par. 604(a)(1)) provides:

"When State May Appeal. In criminal cases the State may appeal only from an order or judgment the substantive effect of which results in dismissing a charge for any of the grounds enumerated in section 114-1 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963; arresting judgment because of a defective indictment, information or complaint; quashing an...

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    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Illinois
    • October 17, 1980
    ...911, 357 N.E.2d 1354; People v. Eddington (1977), 47 Ill.App.3d 388, 389, 5 Ill.Dec. 790, 362 N.E.2d 103; People v. Young (1979), 76 Ill.App.3d 210, 212, 30 Ill.Dec. 135, 392 N.E.2d 790, vacated and remanded (1980), 82 Ill.2d 234, --- Ill.Dec. ----, 412 N.E.2d 501; People v. Phipps (1979), ......
  • People v. Young, 52482
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Illinois
    • October 17, 1980
    ...Defender, Chicago, for appellee. UNDERWOOD, Justice: We granted the State leave to appeal from an order of the appellate court (76 Ill.App.3d 210, 30 Ill.Dec. 135, 392 N.E.2d 790) dismissing its interlocutory appeal from a pretrial order that "suppressed" certain evidence the State intended......
  • People v. Montgomery, 78-1318
    • United States
    • United States Appellate Court of Illinois
    • May 27, 1980
    ...obtained. See People v. Stuckey (1st Dist. 1979), 78 Ill.App.3d 1085, 34 Ill.Dec. 428, 398 N.E.2d 97; People v. Young (2nd Dist. 1979), 76 Ill.App.3d 210, 30 Ill.Dec. 135, 392 N.E.2d 790; People v. Flatt (3rd Dist. 1979), 75 Ill.App.3d 930, 31 Ill.Dec. 731, 394 N.E.2d 1049; People v. Phipps......
  • State v. Boling, 51305
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Kansas
    • September 19, 1980
    ...Ill.Dec. 566, 376 N.E.2d 712 (1978); People v. Jackson, 67 Ill.App.3d 24, 23 Ill.Dec. 797, 384 N.E.2d 591 (1979); and People v. Young, 76 Ill.App.3d 210, 30 Ill.Dec. 135, 392 N.E.2d 790 Page 106 Jackson is particularly instructive. After an extensive review of the Illinois cases the court c......
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