It’s been a record month for a Vancouver law firm specializing in immediate roadside prohibition & impaired driving.
Kyla Lee with Acumen Law says the firm had 100 IRP review cases revoked in September.
Lee says several decisions were outstanding for years because adjudicators refused to make one.
“A lot of the IRP decisions that were rendered were decisions that were outstanding for years where the adjudicator refused to render decisions. So we’re seeing as the backlog is getting cleared a lot of people’s names are being cleared and a lot of IRP’s are being mobile.”
“In particular a case that I won, related to the reliability of the calibration of the screening devices… The government had initially appealed that decision, but earlier in September they abandoned that appeal. That’s where they are giving a lot of IRP’s that have been put on hold pending the appeal of that case, now being revoked.”
Lee says the backlog in cases can now move along, because challenges before the court like ‘Breathalyzer’ reliability have been dropped by the government.
Last May the government came under fire when Acumen Law claimed it obtained documents showing the appeal process for accused drunk drivers was ‘rigged’ in order to protect provincial DUI laws.
The firm said documents revealed the government pressured adjudicators how to rule.