Case: Section 60 Road Safety Act Charge Invalid.
Our client’s car was used in a hoon driving incident caught on CCTV performing burnouts and doughnuts. The driver was not identifiable due to the low quality of the video but the number plates were easily read. Police approached our client to provide information of the person driving and make reasonable enquiries.
Charges/ Ch1 (s60 fail to give information or make reasonable enquiries)
Result/ Ch1: withdrawn
BCL lawyers identified a technical error in the charges in that two offences were contained in the one charge which is impermissible at law. The prosecutor agreed to withdraw the charge providing that our client did not make an application for costs.