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Alberta court overturns drug conviction from roadside stop

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 9:08 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Alberta Court of Appeal has overturned the drug trafficking conviction of a man because there were “reviewable errors on the question of the objective presence of reasonable and probable grounds” for his arrest.

In R. v. Ngai 2017 ABCA 199, the court heard that the appellant, Paul Ngai, was arrested on the roadside by Const. Jeremiah Jones for drug related offences even though Ngai was originally stopped to discuss safety when he was deemed to have passed an emergency vehicle too quickly and too closely....