CASE LAW - R v Lambert

BC Courts Coat of ArmsIn this B.C. Supreme Court case Mr. Lambert is appealing his conviction on a traffic ticket for speeding at 126 km/h in a posted 90 km/h speed zone. He raised the following points in his appeal:

  • New evidence was presented during cross examination as the justice would not restrict the constable to answers of yes or no
  • The justice refused to issue a subpeona for the driver of the speeding vehicle he was following
  • The officer perjured himself during the trial
  • The justice did not consider that the constable did not have sufficient time to estimate vehicle speed, make a radar reading and lock that reading on the instrument

Mr. Lambert was not successful in his appeal.