Brief Fact Summary. This is an excerpt from a hearsay argument in which the defendant, Quick (the “defendant”) argued that the court erred in allowing a Police officer to read the electric timer which was used to show he was speeding.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. It is not hearsay when a the person who keeps records in the ordinary course of business, or the person who regularly uses a machine reads the contents of such machine or records.
Issue. Whether a reading of a machine is hearsay because it is given by a person who receives the information and uses it to assert the truth of the matter in court?
Held. Hearsay cannot be applied to what a witness, through his own senses or by scientific instrumentation observed.