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 Impaired Driving Cases and posted on January 2013

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