Focus On
NEW In-House Counsel | Insurance | Intellectual Property | Immigration | Natural Resources | Real Estate | Tax

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Motor vehicles - Impaired driving or driving over the legal limit - Breathalyzer or blood sample demand - Certificate of analysis

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 @ 8:32 AM  

Appeal by the Crown from the acquittal of the accused, Schofield, of driving with an illegal blood-alcohol level. Following a traffic stop and interaction with police, the accused was taken to an RCMP detachment for the provision of breath samples. The arresting officer gave the accused a copy of the Certificate and Notice of Intention. The accused was detained thereafter until his release. At the first trial, the Certificate was excluded due to a lack of sufficient grounds for the breath sample demand. The Crown successfully...