CPS Offer No Evidence in Van Driver’s Dangerous Driving Case
The defendant, represented by barrister Harry Bowyer, was charged with dangerous driving arising out of a police chase. The defendant denied that he was the driver. The case against him relied upon an “identification” by a police officer who purported to identify the defendant as the driver as the van passed his police car on the opposite side of the road. The video showed the pursuit that ensued. What was immediately obvious was that on this bright May morning it was impossible to see the drivers of any oncoming vehicles as the windscreens reflected the sky. The police officer’s account of the “identification” was extremely suspect! Fortunately the officer was saved the embarrassment of a trial because the police failed to serve the notice of intended prosecution within the 14 day time limit which forced the CPS to discontinue the case. Charges of driving whilst disqualified and no insurance were also discontinued.
Case DetailsCase Name: CPS Offer No Evidence in Van Driver’s Dangerous Driving Case
Case Date: February 2021
Case Type (info): Crown Court