CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the evidence was insufficient to support conviction for failure to yield to pedestrian?
Defendant was convicted of failing to yield to a pedestrian. Defendant appealed. On appeal, defendant argued the trial court erred in instructing the jury, and, that the evidence was insufficient to support the conviction. Noting that for a safety zone, a cross walk, not to be a place of safety would in effect nullify the statutes relating to pedestrian right of way at intersections and crosswalks, the Minnesota Court of Appeals found no abuse of discretion in the jury instructions, and, also found that the evidence supported the conviction. Affirmed.
State v. Namst, A20-0482, Hennepin County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.