NS woman plans constitutional challenge of roadside cannabis test

first_imgHALIFAX — A lawyer for a Nova Scotia motorist whose licence was suspended after her saliva tested positive for cannabis says he’s planning to launch a constitutional challenge.Jack Lloyd says Michelle Gray’s case shows the law dealing with impaired driving is too broad and too vague.Gray, who uses medical cannabis to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis, says she shouldn’t have been penalized because other police tests confirmed she was not impaired.Gray says she told police conducting a roadside check in January she had one alcoholic drink over a two-hour period before she got into her car to drive home from downtown Halifax.The officer then said he could detect the smell of cannabis coming from her car.Though Gray passed a roadside alcohol test, a saliva test showed trace amounts of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis.She was arrested and taken to police headquarters, where she was subjected to a comprehensive sobriety evaluation, which includes balance and memory tests.Though she passed the tests, which proved she was not impaired, her licence was suspended for a week and her car was impounded — leaving her with a $400 bill.Lloyd, a Toronto-based lawyer with an expertise in cannabis, says he plans to file a legal challenge under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.He says lawyers across the country are contemplating similar cases, based on the argument that roadside cannabis tests have no rational connection to actual impairment.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

POLICE LOG for January 9 Car Stolen Road Rage Incident Mailbox Struck

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, January 9, 2019:A Cunningham Street caller reported a vehicle knocked over their mailbox this morning. (7:15am)A caller stated a male party in a white Ford stopped traffic on Burlington Avenue, exited his vehicle, and yelled profanities at a party in a black jeep. All parties were gone by the time police arrived. (9:35am)A Davis Road caller reported a suspicious SUV parked in a neighbor’s yard for awhile. Neighbors aren’t home. Police responded. Checked OK. Workers were installing flooring inside the residence. (11:18am)A walk-in party reported a stolen rental vehicle, last parked on Ballardvale Street. (1:12pm)A passerby reported a large object in the roadway on Wildwood Street. Police responded. Item was a tarp, which police retrieved and gave to its owner. (4:13pm)A caller reported they believe they lost about 5,000 Yen ($50 US) at a Main Street gas station. Caller called back to report he found the money. (6:46pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Teen arrested for raping 5yrold girl

first_imgA 15-year-old boy was arrested on Friday night for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl in Sherpur’s Jhenaigait upazila.The suspect is a resident of the upazila’s Dupuria village.”He went to the victim’s house around 10:00am on Thursday when her mother was out. He lured the girl with promises of giving her dates and raped her,” said Biplob Kumar Biswas, officer-in-charge of Jhenaigati police station.When her mother returned, the child told her what had happened. When words about the incident spread, the teenager fled his home.Locals detained him on Friday night when he came home and handed him over to police.He has been shown arrested in a case filed by the victim’s mother.last_img read more