9. Regina v. M.P.P. [Provincial Court of Alberta , Calgary – August 2013]

Charged with impaired driving and refusing to provide a sample breath for roadside analysis. According to several civilian witnesses MPP rear ended a vehicle stopped at a red light. The police were summoned to the scene where they attempted to administer the roadside screening device – MPP refused to provide a sample. Patrick Fagan entered pleas of not guilty to both charges. Bottom Line: Given the multiple investigative irregularities in this case Patrick Fagan sent a detailed letter/report to the Crown identifying the inherent weaknesses in the case for the prosecution. The Crown ultimately conceded the strength of the Defence and on the date scheduled for trial all charges were completely withdrawn.