Google 4.8 ★ | CALL ME (24/7) 1-877-212-9645
   Multiple drivers on the highway between Lake Country and Kelowna called 911 to report a very erratic driver who was described as weaving all over the road and almost causing numerous accidents.  A short time later police set up surveillance on the highway to intercept the driver.  Once the police spotted the vehicle they began following it and also observed it swerving all over the road.  When police attempted to pull the vehicle over it almost hit a pedestrian as it came to a stop in a gas station parking lot.  The client was identified as the driver and very soon after the pull over began police began to suspect that he was high on drugs as opposed to being intoxicated from alcohol.  The client was arrested for impaired driving and brought back to the police station  so the police could conduct drug evaluation examinations.  The client failed those miserably and was required to provide a urine sample for analysis.  The urine sample came back positive for cocaine as well as a medley of over the counter uppers and downers.  Predictably the client was charged with driving a motor vehicle while impaired from drugs.  The client retained Mr. van der Walle who carefully reviewed the file and came to the conclusion that the police had seriously violated the client’s Charter rights in two distinct ways during the investigation.  After discussing the matter with Crown counsel, and much to the prosecutor’s credit, the charge was dropped when the Crown entered a stay of proceedings.  No trial necessary.  Not guilty.   
 
 

Archives

Related Stories

The King v. V.(H.) 2024

After being convicted of dangerous driving in 2019, the client made a huge mistake and drank some of his friend's homemade moonshine before departing the social event in his truck.  Soon after the police found the client passed out behind the wheel of his truck in the...

read more

The King v. B.(D.) 2024 x2

The client was arrested for assault after his daughter informed police that she had been brutally assaulted by him in the family home at a time when she was staying on the property in the summer of 2022.  She also told police that he kept many semi automatic rifles on...

read more

The King v. C.(R.) 2024

The police began investigating the client after a woman reported to them that two men had come to the door looking for her son.  The woman explained that the men had told her son that he owed money from a drug debt and that he would be hurt if he did not pay.  When...

read more

REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION

Call 1.877.212.9645

Or fill out the form below to receive a free and confidential initial consultation.