4. Regina v. C.J.N. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – February 2014]

CJN charged with impaired driving and over .08. According to the police he pulled an illegal u-turn and when apprehended displayed various indicia of impairment. CJN also blew a “fail” on the roadside screening device. Patrick Fagan entered pleas of not guilty to all charges and scheduled a trial. Bottom Line: On the date scheduled for trial the Crown acknowledged the strength of Patrick Fagan’s constitutional arguments vis a vis the over .08 charge and the inherent weakness of the corresponding charge of impaired driving. All charges were completely withdrawn.