R. v. Skirzyk, (1981) 29 A.R. 291 (ProvCt)

Judge:Patterson, J.
Court:Provincial Court (Alberta)
Case Date:January 28, 1981
Citations:(1981), 29 A.R. 291 (ProvCt)

R. v. Skirzyk (1981), 29 A.R. 291 (ProvCt)

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R. v. Skirzyk

(No. 10067)

Indexed As: R. v. Skirzyk

Alberta Provincial Court

Patterson, J.

January 28, 1981.


The accused was charged with careless driving under s. 102(a) of the Highway Traffic Act. The Alberta Provincial Court acquitted the accused.

Motor Vehicles - Topic 2063

Regulation of vehicles and traffic - Careless driving - Elements - The Alberta Provincial Court generally discussed the elements of the offence of careless driving under s. 102(a) of the Highway Traffic Act - The court acquitted the accused, where there was no evidence that the accused did not drive his motor vehicle with the appropriate degree of attention - See paragraphs 4 to 6.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Parson, [1972] 7 W.W.R. 359, consd. [para. 6].

Statutes Noticed:

Highway Traffic Act, R.S.A. 1975, c. 56, sect. 102(a) [paras. 1, 4]; sect. 102(b) [para. 6].


T. Hawkesworth, for the Crown;

R.S. Pollick, for the accused.

This case was heard before PATTERSON, J., of the Alberta Provincial Court, in Grand Prairie, Alberta, on January 28, 1981.

The oral judgment of PATTERSON, J., was delivered on January 28, 1981.

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