Maine Supreme Court hears appeal of man who killed 2 in fiery crash


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    PORTLAND (WGME) -- Maine's highest court hears the appeal of a Tennessee truck driver who caused a deadly crash that killed two people

    Randall Weddle was sentenced to 25 years in prison, after a jury found him guilty of manslaughter and DUI.

    Police say in 2016, he was drunk, when his lumber truck caused a crash in Washington.

    [I-Team: Flaw in system left dangerous trucker licensed before deadly crash]

    Forty-five-year-old Christina Torres York and 74-year-old Paul Fowles were killed.

    Thursday's hearing focused on a section of the law which allows officers to draw blood at the scene of a deadly crash.

    Weddle's attorney claims it's unconstitutional, but the Assistant Attorney General doesn't agree.

    "There are a number of factors that officers are faced with when they arrive at a scene, and oftentimes investigating criminal conduct may not be their highest priority, they may want to help injured people, they may need to help traffic control or different law enforcement function that isn't directly tied to establishing someone is drunk," Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Baroody said.

    The court only heard arguments Thursday, so no decision was made.

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