- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a Wyoming man who argued that his speedy trial rights in a fatal crash case were violated and that all charges against him should be dismissed.

Edward Hood, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was charged with six counts - including driving under the influence - in the December 2013 crash on U.S. Highway 26 in western Nebraska that killed 62-year-old Terry Hofer of Ogallala and seriously injured another passenger in Hofer’s car.

Hood successfully argued to suppress blood and urine samples taken from him after the crash, and prosecutors unsuccessfully appealed.

Hood argued that the speedy trial clock should not have been stopped for prosecutors’ appeal. On Friday, the high court disagreed and ordered the manslaughter case against Hood to proceed.

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