Regina v. W.L. November 2017 – Dangerous Driving

Sections  249(1)(A), 253(1)(A), 253(1)(B) of the Criminal Code of Canada – Dangerous Driving, Impaired Driving, and Driving over 80

W.L. was observed by multiple civilian witnesses driving his 18-wheeler at over 100kph, the wrong way on a divided highway over the course of a couple hours. After multiple 911 calls, members of the R.C.M.P. ultimately intercepted W.L. and executed a traffic stop.  After the police officer interacted with W.L., she believed that W.L. was driving while impaired, so she arrested him and demanded that he provide a sample of his breath for analysis .  W.L. complied with all of the police officers requests.  W.L. was ultimately charged with a multitude of driving offences and his license was immediately suspended.

W.L. retained impaired driving lawyer Sean Fagan, to assume conduct of his matter.  One of the civilians who witnessed W.L.’s driving had a dashcam with footage of W.L.’s driving, which made this case particularly challenging to defend. Prior to trial, Sean Fagan filed a notice of his intention to seek relief pursuant to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. On the day of trial, Sean Fagan was successful at resolving the matter by the complete withdrawal of all criminal charges, and a plea of guilty to a traffic ticket.