R. v. Carter, (1981) 9 Sask.R. 1 (CA)

JudgeCulliton, G.J.S., Woods and Hall, JJ.A.
CourtCourt of Appeal (Saskatchewan)
Case DateMay 18, 1981
JurisdictionSaskatchewan
Citations(1981), 9 Sask.R. 1 (CA);1981 CanLII 2063 (SK CA);1981 CanLII 2063 (BS SC);59 CCC (2d) 450;[1981] CarswellSask 2;10 MVR 187;6 WCB 81;9 Sask R 1

R. v. Carter (1981), 9 Sask.R. 1 (CA)

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R. v. Carter

(No. 9017)

Indexed As: R. v. Carter

Saskatchewan Court of Appeal

Culliton, G.J.S., Woods and Hall, JJ.A.

March 18, 1981.

Summary:

This case arose out of a charge of driving with an excessive blood alcohol content contrary to s. 236 of the Criminal Code of Canada. The trial judge convicted the accused.

On appeal by way of stated case the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal and affirmed the conviction of the accused.

Criminal Law - Topic 1374

Motor vehicles - Impaired driving - Breathalyzer - Certificate evidence of results of breath sample - Whether sample taken as soon as practicable - The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal affirmed that a sample was taken as soon as practicable where there was a 21 minute interval between the time of arrival at the police station and the time the first breath sample was taken - The Court of Appeal referred to the relevant considerations for a trial judge in determining whether samples were taken as soon as practicable - See paragraphs 8 and 9.

Words and Phrases

As soon as practicable - The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal discussed the meaning of the phrase "as soon as practicable" as found in s. 237(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Lightfoot, 4 M.V.R. 238, refd to. [para. 6].

R. v. Lang, [1975] 4 W.W.R. 534, refd to. [para. 7].

R. v. Miller (1971), 4 C.C.C.(2d) 70, refd to. [para. 7].

R. v. Finlayson (1975), 4 C.C.C.(2d) 511, refd to. [para. 10].

Statutes Noticed:

Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.S. 1970, c. C-34, sect. 237(1)(c).

Counsel:

S.E. Halyk, Q.C., for the appellant;

Kenneth W. MacKay, for the Crown.

This appeal was heard by CULLITON, C.J.S., WOODS and HALL, JJ.A., of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.

The judgment of the Court of Appeal was delivered by CULLITON, C.J.S., at Regina, Saskatchewan, on May 18, 1981.

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