Roadblock documentation may be admitted without testimony of supervising officer

Topic: DUI, Decided by Judge Brown 
Docket Number: 1625955 , Decision Date: 2016-02-02 
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The state need not produce the testimony of the supervising officer who implemented an administrative roadblock in order for documentation authorizing the roadblock to be admissible.  Testimony of a trooper who was involved in executing the roadblock at issue was sufficient to lay the foundation for admission of the documents and to establish that they fell under a hearsay exception.  The supervising officer’s absence at the hearing did not violate the Petitioner’s right to confront and cross-examine witnesses.