Knowledge of Breath Testing Equipment
Kyla Lee has used the same devices and instruments that the police use in impaired driving investigations. She owns a large personal collection of government-approved breathalyzer instruments and devices, and is familiar with the operation and maintenance of all these devices. She is one of few lawyers who has actually operated an Intox EC/IR II approved breathalyzer, used by the police at the police detachment.
Many approved breathalyzers require particular training to be operated correctly. Kyla Lee has completed the manufacturer’s training for the operation and calibration of the Alco-Sensor FST approved screening device handheld breathalyzer. She has also obtained and read the training manuals for all breath testing equipment used in British Columbia and Alberta.
In addition to her knowledge of breath testing equipment, Kyla Lee has taken the same training the police have taken in impaired driving cases. Kyla has been certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) and has completed the training for the Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) program.
A Sought Out Expert
Kyla’s knowledge in impaired driving law has also led her to be asked to train other lawyers, police members, and law students related to impaired driving investigations. She is a regular guest lecturer at the UBC Indigenous Community Legal Clinic regarding impaired driving cases, and has presented to Westclass, for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the DUI Defence Lawyers Association, and the Fraser Valley Criminal Bar Association on the topic of impaired driving law.
In addition, Kyla Lee has been asked to appear by the House of Commons Justice Committee to give expert testimony on legislative changes related to impaired driving, and has appeared before the Senate of Canada Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, where she is cited as “absolutely dismantling” arguments made in support of sweeping and negative changes to impaired driving laws.
Kyla Lee is a regular commentator on Global BC, CBC News, The Lynda Steele Show, CKNW, and RadioNL. She publishes a regular column in Vancouver Is Awesome entitled Unpopular Opinion.