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Case No. 21-1319

State of Iowa
David Dwight Jackson

David Jackson was convicted of vehicular homicide by operating while intoxicated, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, and operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. On appeal, Jackson argued that the district court should have suppressed a toxicology examination because the search warrant contained false information. He further argued that the district court erred in allowing testimony regarding his medical records without a waiver of his physician–patient privilege. The court of appeals affirmed. Jackson seeks further review.

Trial Court Case No.:


State of Iowa


David Dwight Jackson

Attorney for the Resister

Bridget A. Chambers

Attorney for the Applicant

Gary Dickey

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Dec 14, 2023 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 15, 2024
Date Amended:
Mar 26, 2024

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 30, 2023

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Scott J. Beattie and David M. Porter, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Tabor and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (19 pages)

            David Jackson appeals evidentiary rulings regarding his toxicology report and testimony about privileged medical records, as well as the denial of his motion for a new trial.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court correctly allowed the results of Jackson’s toxicology report into evidence.  And because Peterson’s testimony about Jackson’s medical records was not prohibited by Iowa Code section 622.10 (2022) once Jackson opened the door and was admissible as an exception to the rule against hearsay, we affirm the district court’s admission of both. 

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Nov 02, 2023

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