- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a Mississippi man seeking to a new trial for an aggravated DUI conviction related to a 2012 accident that left a woman in a coma for weeks.

The court’s decision was announced Monday.

Frank Gideon Whitaker IV, now 29, is serving a 15-year-sentence from Warren County.

Authorities say Whitaker’s truck collided head-on with a vehicle driven by 54-year-old Cynthia M. Grantham.

Grantham remained in a coma for several weeks, according to court records. She suffered head injuries and a shattered leg.

Whitaker argues a blood test used to determine if he was intoxicated when the accident happened was unreliable and the results weren’t provided to the defense for testing.

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