Tuesday, April 12, 2011
BC Liberal Jane Thorthwaite gets Off Scott Free!(updated)
Thorthwaite was fined $500 dollars and a 30 day driving suspension, the punishment doesn`t make sense, she shouldn`t have lost her license if she ONLY drove without paying attention, something stinks to high heaven...
Thorthwaite admitted drinking, she tweeted about BC wine being delicious, she apologized to her constituents for drinking and driving, there were hundreds of witnesses who saw Jane Thorthwaite drinking....
But again...A special prosecutor decided not to proceed on impaired driving charges against Jane Thorthwaite..That is so effing funny considering she blew over point 1.0 three times...
Well Christy Clark....Is this change, is this fair...This is crappolla...!
Well folks, fuck the drinking driving laws, go get wasted, drive away, who cares, the BC Government sent a message that drinking and driving is A OK.......Have another shooter, more wine please, glug glug glug...
Actually, please please never drink and drive, sometimes I just get so angry, the BC Liberals can`t even toss us a little morsel of democracy or fairness, nothing!
This friends is the final straw for me...Kash Heed illegally holding office, the BC Rail scandal and fraud, the John Les affair, the Von Dongen episode,.....
The special prosecutors are effing stooges and bought off, there is no justice, Gordon Campbell`s and the Liberals have destroyed the law, the courts, there is no justice, I guess thats why Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark closed 9 prisons and 25 courthouses and fired 300 prison guards in his first term...
Cut n pasted from the CBC below
B.C. Crown prosecutors have dropped a drunk driving charge against Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite, following her arrest at a roadside stop last year during the Olympic Games.
The North Vancouver MLA was stopped at an RCMP road check in North Vancouver last February as she was heading home from visiting two Olympic pavilions.
She was originally charged with one count of operating a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol level over .08 BAC after she blew 0.11 BOC, according to police.
But on Tuesday in court, that charge was dropped by Crown prosecutors who said they had insufficient evidence to proceed with the charge.
Prosecutors said police failed to administer a breathalyser test at the station within two hours a roadside test, as required by the courts.
Instead Thornthwaite pleaded guilty to a Motor Vehicle Act infraction of driving without due care and attention. She was fined $500 and her licence was suspended for one month.
Outside the court Thornthwaite apologized to the public, and said she no longer drinks any amount of alcohol before driving.
First elected in the North Vancouver-Seymour riding in the May 2009 general election, Thornthwaite is a former dietician and former chair of the North Vancouver Board of Education.
You see the bolded part..She no longer drinks BEFORE she drives, what a pathetic statement, Jane blew over over more than once and guess what, the special prosecutor manufactured a technicality for Thorthwaite, they claim she did not get a breath test back at the station in 2 hours or less, I do not believe that, if she didn;t get a breath test in less than 2 hours why not, was that the advice of her lawyer, was it the advice of her Government masters, and as a kicker she intends on running again for office, do these BC Liberals know no shame.
You can go to hell Jane Thorthwaite, you get plastered and drive drunk, you waste the courts time and plead not guilty, three appearances and a trial that never happens and on the day of the trial another oh so-special prosecutor cuts you a deal and gives you a free ride and no criminal record!....
And I have one really big question, just what was Miss Jane Thorthwaite doing for over 2 hours at the station, this wasn`t a random police check, this was a planned road block designed to catch drinking drivers, surely they must have thought they would pinch someone in THIS PLANNED ROAD BLOCK.....They had to have had staff at the station, why did they delay, they know the law, who caused the delay, was the time on a written police report, why did the cop even bother with the second breath test knowing over 2 hours had elapsed....Did she refuse to blow until her lawyer got there, was it a Government lawyer, what caused the delay....What if she had run someone over, would they have delayed 2 hours at the station, would they?.....What if she did run someone over and got caught, fails a breath test at the scene, taken to the station, 3 hours passes and she blows, she blows over the legal limit...Would the charges be dropped, would they?...In that hypothetical situation, wouldn`t the eye witnesses at Sochi house come into play, Jane`s own confession, the estimation of what she drank, wouldn`t the crown go for conviction, in fact I want to thank Cam for his comment(Crankypants) for it opened up another lens....Carole Berner was convicted on testimony and self confession, she had no road side test I believe, the police and prosecution put a case together after the fact, she admitted to drinking three large glasses of wine, I`m not defending Carole Berner, but the comparison is identical except for a victim.
Only in BC....Flock the law...Bring on the pitchforks and water cannons ....Kootcoot has his take on this lack of justice here
I would like to welcome Doug Pyper to my blog roll....Sometimes we need to look at the bigger picture, Doug Pyper photographer extraordinair and his battle for the world`s children, I would like to personally thank him for soothing my angry spirit and for fighting the good fight...Bless you Doug and God speed!
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