Staines Case Of Drunk In Charge Discontinued By Prosecution
A Staines man has escaped a charge of being drunk in charge of a vehicle after Carl Millar highlighted the prosecutions evidential difficulties.
Carl was instructed by Mr F who, at the time in questions, have a high alcohol reading and faced a potentially lengthy period of disqualification. However, Mr F maintained there was no likelihood of him driving the vehicle whilst he was over the prescribed limit.
A forensic expert was instructed on his behalf to calculate the alcohol in Mr F’s system at the time he claimed he would have driven. This report showed how his reading would have been zero.
The case was further complicated as, on the day of trial, the prosecution tried to adduce body cam evidence which had not appeared on an unused evidential schedule served. This document forms part of the formal evidential disclosure which must be disclosed by the prosecution. After this oversight being highlighted by Carl, it was shown the prosecution had fallen short of their evidential duties and they agreed to discontinue the case against Mr F.
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