R. v. Burry, (1984) 65 N.S.R.(2d) 164 (ProvCt)

JudgeCarver, J.
CourtProvincial Court of Nova Scotia (Canada)
Case DateJuly 31, 1984
JurisdictionNova Scotia
Citations(1984), 65 N.S.R.(2d) 164 (ProvCt)

R. v. Burry (1984), 65 N.S.R.(2d) 164 (ProvCt);

    147 A.P.R. 164

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R. v. Burry

Indexed As: R. v. Burry

Nova Scotia Provincial Court

Carver, J.

July 31, 1984.


The accused was charged with driving with an excessive blood/alcohol content contrary to s. 236 of the Criminal Code of Canada. At trial an issue arose over whether the Crown had proved beyond a reasonable doubt the identity of the accused. The Nova Scotia Provincial Court discussed the issue of identity, concluded that the accused's identity was established and convicted the accused.

Evidence - Topic 1381

Relevant facts - Identity - General - The Nova Scotia Provincial Court discussed what was necessary to establish the identity of an accused charged with an alcohol related driving offence.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Deamond (1976), 17 N.S.R.(2d) 242; 19 A.P.R. 242, refd to. [para. 2].

R. v. Streach (1951), 12 C.R.N.S. 193, refd to. [para. 2].

Martin v. White, [1910] 1 H.B.D. 665, refd to. [para. 2].

R. v. McLean, 22 C.R.N.S. 181, refd to. [para. 3].

R. v. Lively, 9 C.R.N.S. 128, refd to. [para. 3].

Statutes Noticed:

Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-34, sect. 236 [para. 1].


Patrick Burke, for the Crown;

David MacDonald, for Burry.

This case was heard before Carver, J., of the Nova Scotia Provincial Court, who delivered the following decision on July 31, 1984:

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