R. v. M.L. Provincial Court of Alberta (Calgary)

M.L. was stopped at an Alberta Checkstop at 2 in the morning.  She was approached by a member of the Calgary Police Service.  When asked if she had consumed any alcohol she indicated that she had consumed one beer 8 hours prior.  She was asked to exit her vehicle and provided a breath sample that registered a fail on the roadside-screening device.  She was subsequently charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle while her blood alcohol level exceeded .08.  Ms. Urquhart filed a Charter notice alleging that M.L.’s right to be free from arbitrary detention and free from unlawful search and seizure were violated.  

Result:  After reviewing the Charter notice, Crown counsel withdrew M.L.’s charges on the afternoon of trial. 

This entry was posted in ANDREA URQUHART, tagged DUI Cases and posted on January 2013

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