Nov 21, 2014 - DRUNK DRIVER TO CHALLENGE LEGITIMACY OF CRIMINAL CODE ON FIRST NATIONS LAND


A southern Ontario man convicted Thursday of drunk driving and drug possession plans to challenge the Criminal Code’s validity on First Nations land.

Jesse Shawn Oliver, 34, of Kettle Island had pleaded not guilty and filed a large volume of constitutional challenge material with the court in preparation for an appeal.

Judge Deborah Austin ruled the evidence couldn’t be presented because higher courts have already affirmed the validity of the Criminal Code on First Nations lands and she must abide by those decisions.

Oliver told Austin he understood she must rule as she did, but he also said he will appeal.

An Anishinabek Police Services officer arrested Oliver after spotting his speeding car. Breath tests showed his blood-alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit and police found a painkiller in the car.

Austin said the charges had been proven beyond a reasonable doubt and imposed fines totalling $1,300.

Source: Canoe.ca


 

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