Jun 242015
 
 June 24, 2015  Court, Laws, U.S.

Emily Nitcher reports:

Declaring crash reports are not motor vehicle records, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Morgan “Chip” Welch ruled Tuesday that the Arkansas State Police cannot deny bulk inspection of the reports.

After a law was passed last year requiring that personal information of minors be redacted from crash reports, state police implemented a new policy in January that no longer allowed bulk inspection of crash reports — the examination of multiple reports at one time — because redacting minors’ information was an administrative burden.

In June the agency began withholding nearly all personal information from crash reports made available to the public, citing the 21-year-old federal Drivers Privacy Protection Act.

Read more on Arkansas Online.

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