July 23rd, 2019
R v M, 2019 Edmonton Provincial Court – Police Can’t Use Traffic Stop As Justification For Detention For General Criminal Investigative Purpose
Appellant convicted after trial of driving while disqualified and breach of probation. Police were conducting proactive patrols with a view to detecting stolen vehicles, specifically targeting Ford trucks. Appellant was driving a Ford F150 registered to a female. At trial, defence alleged a s. 9 Charter breach. The Trial Judge held that the traffic stop … Read More.