January 13th, 2016

R. v. T.S. 2016 Edmonton Provincial Court

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Client charged with careless driving resulting in elderly pedestrian being struck and killed while jaywalking. Pedestrian attempted to cross relatively busy roadway (2 lanes each direction) near twilight in the summer months. Client made no attempt to brake or take evasive action. Issue was whether sun glare prevented client from detecting pedestrian prior to collision even though … Read More.

December 7th, 2015

R v Emery, 2015 ABQB 679 per Browne, J

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Appeal from careless driving conviction under TSA. Accused hit a vehicle (while speeding) on a freeway that had run out of gas. Trial judge made credibility findings contrary to the accused’s account. Held: Appeal dismissed. Proof of offence requires that the accused drove in a manner prohibited by legislation, and that the conduct was of … Read More.