6. Regina v. A.A.T. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – March 2014]

AAT charged with impaired driving and over .08. According to the police they were on the lookout for an erratic driver when they came across a vehicle that had rolled into the ditch. AAT was still seated in the driver’s seat and according to the police although there was an open bottle of vodka by the driver’s seat. Subsequent blood samples obtained by the police at the hospital revealed that his blood alcohol level was well in access of the legal limit. Patrick Fagan entered pleas of not guilty on all charges and scheduled a trial. Bottom Line: On the trial date the Crown was faced with insurmountable witness problems and all charges were withdrawn.