MOUNT VERNON — A prosecuting attorney said Thursday the state can prove an alleged drunk driving vehicular assault case brought against a Mount Vernon woman without blood alcohol test results.

In a motion to suppress hearing in Knox County Common Pleas Court regarding charges of aggravated vehicular assault and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol brought against Mckenzie R. Phillips, 20, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Christine Williams said she feels the state “can prove (the charges) without” BAC levels from a blood draw taken after a Nov. 20, 2016 crash.

The hearing was requested by Phillips’ attorney, Morgan Giles, who filed a motion to suppress the BAC results due to the fact that the results were obtained without first obtaining a search warrant. Williams stipulated to Giles’ argument because a warrant was not obtained. The stipulation means the results will not be presented should the case be taken to trial.

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