Month: July 2019

Driving Law with Kyla Lee: Episode 66


This week on the Driving Law Podcast, I speak with Paul Doroshenko about the Abbott SoToxa’s approval and why it is problematic for Canadians. Then, we talk about a recent tweet from BC MLA Bowinn Ma about crash risks associated with Class 4 drivers as opposed to Class 5 drivers and why this is important for ridesharing in British Columbia. Finally, we look at a recent fine issued to a driver who was charged in the dooring death of a cyclist.

I’m also pleased to announce that the Driving Law podcast is now part of the Cannabis Media Collective!

You can listen online on SoundCloud, PlayerFM, or subscribe on iTunes!

Weird and Wacky Wednesday: Volume Sixty


This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at how one man put in motion the most absurd drug smuggling plan that has yet to feature itself on this blog series. Then, we look at how one individual attempted to screw over his ex-wife with a retirement benefit claim. And finally, we revisit Florida where one man taught his child how to swim in a very unconventional swimming lesson.

Follow the jump and learn more about the weirdest and wackiest legal stories from around the world! …

Kyla Lee on Charles Adler Tonight: Roadside Impairment Testing for Cannabis

Vancouver impaired driving lawyer Kyla Lee appeared on the Charles Adler show last night to talk about the federal approval of the Abbott SoToxa, a drug testing device designed to detect THC in the system. However, the SoToxa suffers from a number of serious flaws, the most significant of which is the fact that it does not test for impairment, only the presence of THC.

Kyla Lee on the Jason Hewlett Show – anti-panhandling laws and speeding ticket penalties

Kyla Lee appeared on the Jason Hewlett Show on RadioNL News in Kamloops to talk about a controversial Salmon Alm bylaw that would see panhandlers fined $50 if they do not quit asking for money on the street. Then, they speak about a Kamloops traffic court case involving a speeding driver who was given a higher penalty in Court and which was overturned on appeal due to unfairness. Tune in above and every Monday at 9:10 a.m. for more legal insight and analysis.

Can You Fail A Breathalyzer with Hand Sanitizer?

There are many ordinary substances that can cause a person who has consumed very little or no alcohol at all to fail a breathalyzer test. In this video series, Paul Doroshekno and I head into the Acumen Labs to test out theories given to us from the public, from clients, and from our colleagues about what can make a person fail a roadside breathalyzer test.

This week, Paul and I look at the question of whether hand sanitizer can cause a false positive reading on a breathalyzer. And while the answer is obvious if you actually drink hand sanitizer, the experiment we conduct is somewhat more nuanced. In our experiment, we take hand sanitizer and rub it into our hands, then simply touch our faces.

Watch the video to find out if only touching your face with hand sanitizer can cause a falsely high reading on a breathalyzer.

Intentional Acts: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses patent infringement.

Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada.

Driving Law with Kyla Lee: Episode 65



This week on the Driving Law Podcast, I speak with Ben Dooley from CKNW Radio about whether you can get an impaired driving charge in a wheelchair. As a wheelchair user, Ben provides his input on a court judgment in which a man was convicted for impaired driving while in a motorized wheelchair. Then, he provides some suggestions for how the law can change to guard against discrimination against people who use wheelchairs.

Paul Doroshenko about the issue of charging people with criminal offences and Motor Vehicle Act offences on the same information in court. This can frustrate the process and may invalidate the informations… Paul and I explain why.

I’m also pleased to announce that the Driving Law podcast is now part of the Cannabis Media Collective!

You can listen online on SoundCloud, PlayerFM, or subscribe on iTunes!

Cell Phone Tickets for Not Using Your Phone


Most reasonable people can agree that holding your phone to your ear and talking while driving is a distraction. After all, you’ve got one hand off the wheel and your attention is focussed elsewhere. Most people will also agree that texting or typing on your phone while in motion is also a dangerous driving move.

But most people, in my experience, do not agree with how broad British Columbia’s cell phone driving law is. In fact, in BC you can get a ticket even if you are not using your phone. …

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume Fifty Nine


This week Weird and Wacky Wednesdays is back! This time, with another awesome set of cases. On today’s edition, we examine the HOV laws and a strange exemption claimed by one driver. Then, we look at the curious case of the ice-cream licker. Finally, we look at how a group of judges ended up facing criminal charges after a shoot-out in a parking lot.

Follow the jump to read more about the weirdest and wackiest stories from the week! …

Interjurisdictional Immunity: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses patent infringement.

Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada.

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