A Vancouver lawyer is taking both the province and RCMP to task after a Freedom of Information request found the RCMP had to cancel dozens of roadside suspensions.
Mounties were had been using the wrong gas in breathalyzers on 72 drivers in Tofino, Vernon, Williams Lake, and Agassiz this year.
“They seem to have done everything they can in their spin and their message in case the media ever found out about it,” says lawyer Paul Doroshenko.
“The public would’ve never known but for us taking it up in this way — that once again, their system they want us to have faith in. They want us to trust the RCMP, trust the police. It’s not a system you can trust.”
Supt. Derek Cooke with BC RCMP Traffic Services e-mailed a comment to CKNW, saying he has “personally ensured RCMP are taking every necessary step to avoid this error in the future.”
The Ministry of Justice says it wasn’t an ideal situation, but at least the Mounties fixed things.