Month: July 2019

Kyla Lee on Charles Adler Tonight about Impaired Canoeing

Vancouver impaired driving lawyer Kyla Lee appeared on the Charles Adler show to discuss the issue of impaired canoeing. A recent conviction involving a man who was in a canoe accident led to the court having to interpret whether a person can get an impaired driving charge while in a canoe. What really bugs me about the decision, which did find that a canoe is a vessel and therefore an impaired driving charge is possible, is that there is nothing to distinguish a canoe from a bicycle. The same public safety risk exists, the same human-powered propulsion exists, and yet you cannot be criminally charged for impaired bicycling.

Driving Law with Kyla Lee: Episode 64

This week on the Driving Law Podcast, I speak with Paul Doroshenko about a recent court decision that resulted in a person being convicted of impaired driving while in a canoe.

Then, Paul and I look at a traffic ticket issued in Kelowna for excessive speeding where the manner in which the evidence was collected leaves the likelihood of a conviction highly suspect. Finally, we discuss the designation of qualified technicians and analysts by provincial governments, and consider whether the designations that have recently been given are correctly done… which could impact dozens of impaired driving prosecutions in British Columbia.

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 Wednesdays: Volume Fifty Eight

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at a very disgusting case in Florida… that somehow still resulted in an acquittal. Then, we look at a well-trained meth-addicted squirrel, because why not. And finally, we talk about the stupidest yet successful lawsuit I have seen all year. All over beer.

Follow the jump for more of the weirdest and wackiest legal stories from around the world this past week. …

Can Pizza Make You Fail a Breathalyzer?

Every year, we receive thousands of calls from clients who are concerned that some substance or product caused them to fail the roadside breathalyzer. And while the police will tell you that only alcohol can cause you to fail the breathalyzer, we thought… why trust the police?

And so we created the Can You Fail It videos to find out for ourselves why and when a person can fail a breathalyser despite not having consumed any alcoholic drinks. We opened up the Acumen labs, dusted off the old breathalysers, and started the camera rolling as we experimented with numerous substances.

So far we have tested whether soy sauce can make you fail a breathalyzer, whether kombucha tea can cause false readings on a breathalyser, whether Mentos candy or cough syrup can cause false fail readings, and more!

This week, we test whether Pepperoni Pizza can cause a false positive reading on a breathalyser. Tune into the video above to find out whether this can happen!

How a Traffic Ticket Will Affect Your Insurance Rates in BC

It is more important than ever to dispute your traffic ticket. Starting June 10, 2019, any traffic ticket you get can have a significant impact on your insurance rates and your ability to continue driving.

ICBC recently announced changes to the mandatory insurance program, which would see drivers who have a traffic ticket receive an increase in their insurance rates. The increased insurance rates would start September 1, 2019.

But what does ICBC really mean when it comes to these increased insurance rates? And what traffic tickets will actually cause your insurances rates to go up? This blog post explains that a little more in-depth. …

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