Unfit Drink Drugs Case Dropped
Our client was a professional man who had undergone a procedure at a private hospital and had been accused of driving whilst under the influence of anaesthetic.
It was a somewhat bizarre case and did not seem capable of proof beyond reasonable doubt.
Various representations were made to the Crown throughout the course of the case, (it took almost 18 months from the date of the allegation until the date of the trial) however, the representations fell on deaf ears.
On the morning of the trial, the evidential difficulties that had been identified persisted and the Crown (finally realising the deficiencies in their own case) made a motion to adjourn the trial. Our Mr Simpson addressed the Court in opposition and very properly the Sheriff decided to refuse the Crown a further opportunity to prosecute the case. The case against our client was deserted simpliciter and he was free to leave the Court.
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