Brittney Taylor was issued a $368 distracted driving ticket in Saanich but her lawyer says the violation doesn’t apply to her licence and that the legislation isn’t clear enough.…
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A Canadian lawyer is pushing for carsharing companies to add breathalyzers to their cars, following a crash in Vancouver involving a Car2Go vehicle that killed a taxi driver.
According to News 1130, lawyer Kyla Lee of Acumen Law Corporation is arguing that the cost of installation would be covered because the vehicles are used so often, and that you can’t put a price on someone’s life.
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Kyla Lee and Paul Doroshenko of Acumen Law acquired a Drager test earlier this year and reported that eating poppyseed cake and drinking coca tea produced a false positive reading for opioids and cocaine.
Kyla Lee who has successfully argued down distracted driving tickets in court before is pleased with the VPD taking swift action to review the circumstances in this case and ending to the stress that her client was experiencing
The “roadside” driving prohibition, a tool for police to handle cases of impaired driving without going to court, doesn’t literally have to be served at the side of the road, as its name may imply.
Lee, who specializes in impaired driving cases, said she was disappointed to see the original ruling overturned in the Sept. 11 Appeal Court ruling, penned by Justice Elizabeth Bennett.
Ontario says it just wants to make it more convenient for drivers. But criminal defence lawyer Kyla Lee warns that allowing the police to verify insurance information on a smartphone might open you up to abuses of your rights.
Kyla: “My advice would be not to do it. It is incredibly foolish to give police access to as much personal information as you keep on your phone–particularly if that information could in any way incriminate you of just make an officer suspicious…”
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