In Declerck the Kansas Court of Appeals Suppresses Blood Evidence in Felony DUI Case


On November 5, 2011, at approximately 2 p.m., Declerck was involved in a single vehicle fatality accident in which she was the driver. The passenger, Shaylee Oxy, who was not wearing her seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and ultimately died from her injuries. The State subsequently charged Declerck with involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence/drunk driving of alcohol or drugs pursuant to K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 21-5405(a)(3). At the preliminary hearing, two witnesses of the accident, Tom Parish and Gregory Roy; phlebotomist Dave Cunningham, Jr.; Larry Mann from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) Forensic Laboratory; Officer DominicYancy; and lead investigator Trooper Marcus Seirer testified.

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