CASE LAW - R v Dhaliwal

BC Courts Coat of ArmsIn this case Mr. Dhaliwal struck a 77 year old pedestrian and then failed to remain and render assistance as required. The pedestrian, Douglas Hull, came to rest under a van and was not discovered for about 25 minutes. He was conscious and alert when found but later died in hospital. The occupants of Mr. Dhaliwal's vehicle were drinking alcohol in the vehicle at the time of the collision but contend that he was not. Mr. Dhaliwal entered a guilty plea at trial and was sentenced to 6 months in jail and was suspended from driving for a period of 3 years.


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