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Appeal Court reconvicts impaired driver, finds police dutifully told him of rights

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 9:22 AM | By Terry Davidson

A driver caught with glassy eyes, a teetering step and the smell of alcohol has had his conviction restored after Saskatchewan’s Appeal Court found that the arresting officer did not have to ask him if he wanted to call a lawyer.

The March 1 decision in R. v. Knoblauch 2018 SKCA 15 involves driver Taylor Knoblauch and veteran RCMP officer Const. Todd Tyndall, who pulled Knoblauch over the night of July 12, 2014, for a suspected seatbelt violation.

According to the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan...