Dangerous Driving Edinburgh Case Dropped
Our client was accused of swerving across a lane, crossing a solid white line, losing control of his vehicle, and causing it to collide with another vehicle causing both vehicles to be written off.
He faced a charge of dangerous driving contrary to section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. The minimum penalty upon conviction is a ban of 12 months and an order to sit an extended test of competency to drive.
We were told that this was simply an accident. We received the evidence in the case and the only evidence in the case appeared to be the guess work of two police officers.
In order to give evidence in Court of an event you have not witnessed personally you require to be qualified and have expertise in that particular subject. Forensic scientists are a good example. If the police are not qualified to give evidence then there is no evidence.
We discussed the matter with a senior prosecutor and it was agreed that this matter should not trouble the Courts. The case was discontinued.
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