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By SHEENA DELAZIO



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WILKES-BARRE — Attorneys for a Hanover Township man charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident have filed court papers seeking to have evidence thrown out, including evidence taken in what attorneys say is an illegal seizure and search.


Daniel Loughnane, 40, is facing a March trial on charges he allegedly left the scene after striking Rebecca McCallick, 19, with his vehicle on Hazle Avenue in July 2012 in Wilkes-Barre.


Loughnane is scheduled to appear in Luzerne County Court this afternoon for a bail hearing.


His attorneys, Peter Paul Olszewski Jr. and Melissa Scartelli said in a 39-page filing a number of pieces of evidence and other items in the case should be thrown out.


Their requests include that:


• Still photos of a vehicle taken from a city surveillance video should be excluded.


• Testimony that a time stamp on a security tape at Gentlemen’s Club 10 was 30 minutes fast should be excluded. Prosecutors say Loughnane was at the Wilkes-Barre Township establishment before the accident.


• The seizure of Loughnane’s 2006 Ford truck and items from the truck be suppressed because the search and seizure was “illegal” and a violation of constitutional rights.


• A controlled test drive of Loughnane’s vehicle to identify it by sound should be thrown out.


• An audio version of a 911 call made by McCallick’s boyfriend be thrown out because it has “no evidentiary value.”


• Jurors in the case be questioned individually.


• Photos be suppressed, including photos of the accident scene with McCallick’s body in the roadway and autopsy photos.


A county judge will making a ruling on the requests at a later date.


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