The Queen v. M.(T.) 2016
Client was pulled over by the police to inspect if he was properly licenced to be driving. When the officer spoke to the client, she smelled alcohol. He blew a fail into a roadside device and was taken down to the detachment where he provided breath samples that were well over the legal limit. He was charged with impaired driving and driving “over .08”. As the trial approached, Mr. van der Walle filed his Notice of Constitutional argument alleging that the client’s rights had been violated in various ways by the police during the investigation. Thankfully, on the morning of trial, the Crown prosecutor “saw the light” and decided that there were too many problems with his case to proceed. Both charges dropped on the day of trial. Client did not even pay a fine.
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