A Fernie woman who refused a breathalyzer because she didn’t “believe in the system” will have her driving prohibition reviewed a second time.
A BC Supreme Court judge has ordered the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles to conduct another review of the 90-day ban given to Shawn Jennifer Jesin-Neuberger.
Police say they noticed an odor of alcohol after pulling Jesin-Neuberger over 10:30 in the morning September 26th, 2016 due to a missing headlight.
The driver said she was looking for a replacement at the junkyard before being stopped by officers and admitted to drinking the night before.
The judge ordered the new review after finding the prohibition was “unreasonable” due to inconsistencies between police reports and the use of Jesin-Neuberger’s admission of drinking the previous evening to support the request for a breath sample more than 12 hours later.
– Josh Hoffman/files from the Canadian Press
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