A Tucson, Ariz., judge has temporarily prevented police from releasing video shot during singer Diana Ross' drunken-driving arrest earlier this week. Ross' attorney, Greg Davis, argued the video isn't
A Tucson, Ariz., judge has temporarily prevented police from releasing video shot during singer Diana Ross' drunken-driving arrest earlier this week. Ross' attorney, Greg Davis, argued the video isn't public record because it wasn't made by the police officer who made the traffic stop. Davis said the officer who shot it did so only after learning the driver was Ross.
Davis also said releasing the video would irreparably damage Ross' right to a fair trial. Bev Ginn, representing the city, told the judge the tapes were "made under the ordinary course of business."
Pima County Superior Court Judge John F. Kelly, who approved the temporary restraining order yesterday (Jan. 2), set a Jan. 14 hearing to discuss a permanent injunction. Several media outlets, including "Inside Edition," the Arizona Daily Star, and KOLD-TV, have requested copies of the tape.
Ross, 58, received misdemeanor citations early Monday for driving under the influence and extreme DUI after police received a report of someone driving the wrong way down an east Tucson street. A breath test showed Ross with a blood-alcohol level of 0.20 percent, more than twice Arizona's legal limit of 0.08, police said.
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