A motor vehicle accident occurred in the early morning hours on a ski resort mountain road.  The client was driving a vehicle that rear ended another vehicle at a stop light.  Thankfully the woman and sole occupant of the vehicle that was rear ended escaped with minor injuries.  A police officer arrived and made some observations that led him to suspect that the client had alcohol in his body.  A demand was made for the client to blow into a roadside screening device.  The result was a fail reading.  The client was then taken to the detachment where he provided samples of his breath that tested at almost twice the legal limit.  He was charged accordingly.  A few weeks before the trial, Mr. van der Walle filed his Notice of Constitutional argument, alleging that the police violated the client’s Charter rights in a number of different ways during the investigation.  The Crown prosecutor, very much to her credit, decided to terminate the prosecution of both criminal charges if the client pled guilty to driving without due care and attention contrary to the Motor Vehicle Act.  The client received a fine and was able to keep driving for work.  Not guilty of all criminal charges.  No trial necessary.

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