CASE LAW - R v Duplisse

BC Courts Coat of ArmsJeremy Duplissie was riding his motorcycle in the 10,300 block of 272 Street in Maple Ridge. This road has a posted speed limit of 50 km/h. The speed chosen by Mr. Duplissie was measured at just over 100 km/h by Corporal Martin. A ticket for excessive speeding was issued and subsequently disputed.

At trial, Mr. Duplisse was represented by his lawyer, Miss C. Waker. At issue were the following points:

  • Notes concerning the serial number of the tuning forks used to test the radar
  • Notes concerning the speed of the police vehicle when the radar reading was made
  • Notes concerning the distance to the motorcycle and length of Cpl. Martin's observation in making the visual speed estimation
  • What the serial number of the radar instrument was

These points were dealt with individually by Judicial Justice S. Joseph-Tiwary who cited applicable case law.

Ultimately Mr. Duplissie was convicted for excessive speeding.


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