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IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF ALASKA
MICHAEL L. ROCKWELL,
) Court of Appeals No. A-9748
) Trial Court No. 3AN-04-508 CR
) O P I N I O N
STATE OF ALASKA,
) No. 2149 - February 15, 2008
Appeal from the Superior Court, Third Judicial District,
Anchorage, Michael L. Wolverton and John Suddock, Judges.
Appearances: Renee McFarland, Assistant Public Defender, and
Quinlan Steiner, Public Defender, Anchorage, for the Appellant.
Kenneth M. Rosenstein, Assistant Attorney General, Office of
Special Prosecutions and Appeals, Anchorage, and Talis J.
Colberg, Attorney General, Juneau, for the Appellee.
Before: Coats, Chief Judge, and Mannheimer and Stewart,
Michael L. Rockwell appeals his convictions for felony driving while under
the influence and driving while license cancelled, suspended, or revoked. Rockwell’s
principal argument on appeal is that he was subjected to custodial interrogation in violation
384 U.S. 436, 86 S. Ct. 1602, 16 L .Ed. 2d 694 (1966).
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of Miranda v. Arizona, and that the superior court should have suppressed the statements
he made during that interrogation. As explained in this opinion, we agree that Rockwell’s
Miranda rights were violated during the latter portions of his interrogation, and we believe
there is a reasonable possibility that his Miranda rights were violated during an earlier
portion of the interrogation. We therefore remand Rockwell’s case to the superior cour