OVERCOMING AN ASSERTION OF FIFTH AMENDMENT PRIVILEGE AGAINST SELF-INCRIMINATION IN PARALLEL CIVIL PROCEEDINGS
Apr 1, 2015
Bud and Allie are returning home from a social engagement when their passenger car is struck broadside by a speeding 18-wheeler. Bud is killed. Allie is injured. Law enforcement conducts a field sobriety test on the truck driver, charges him with DUI, and obtains a blood sample. Upon learning the truck driver also had traces of methamphetamines in his blood at the time of the wreck, the truck driver is indicted for murder.