Application for a Certificate of Importance to allow for an appeal from a Traffic Court conviction for unsafe travel through a crosswalk. Unrepresented accused whose efforts at trial were often interrupted by the judge.
Held: Application granted.
At least arguable that “the applicant’s ability to test the credibility of the police officer was seriously hampered by the interjections of the traffic commissioner … the tenor and substance of those interruptions … (ie ‘Sir, are you finished asking silly questions?’; ‘she has been sworn under oath to tell the truth. She is going to be honest’) deprived him of an opportunity to make full answer and defence.”