Ark. State Police v. Wren (Majority, with Dissenting)Annotate this Case
Daniel Wren requested from The Arkansas State Police (ASP) unredacted access to certain accident reports under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). ASP contended that its policy of redacting personal information from accident reports was permitted under FOIA because disclosure is prohibited by the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA). The circuit court ruled in favor of Wren and enjoined the policy of the ASP regarding redactions of accident reports. The Supreme Court Affirmed, holding that the DPPA does not prohibit disclosure of personal information in accident reports, which are public records within the meaning of FOIA.