Drunk Driving Charges Dropped

Posted in Criminal Driving Cases, Impaired Driving, Over 80

My client was charged with Impaired Care or Control and Over 80.  After the trial began and the arresting officer testified, I convinced the Crown that they had significant problems with their case.  The Crown subsequently agreed to drop the drinking and driving charges and offered my client a plea to Careless Driving under the Highway Traffic Act instead.  I pointed out to the Crown that my client had not been driving and therefore could not enter a plea to Careless Driving.  Ultimately the Crown agreed to having my client enter a guilty plea to being Intoxicated in a Public Place contrary to the Ontario Liquor Licence Act.