Allen v. State (2005)

In Allen v. State, 123 P.3d 1106 (Alaska App. 2005) the Court ruled that the defendant was entitled to raise a necessity defense to the charge of driving with a suspended license because he reasonably believed his mother needed immediate medical attention. According to Allen's offer of proof, his mother had been driving the vehicle but pulled over when she began to suffer fatigue and double vision. Allen claimed he was stopped while driving to the nearest phone to call for help.