Richardson v Director of Public Prosecutions

Road traffic – Driving while unfit to drive through drink or drugs. There had been insufficient evidence before the justices to enable them to convict the appellant of being in charge of a motor vehicle whilst unfit through drink, contrary to s 4(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1988. The Administrative Court, in allowing the appellant's appeal by way of case stated and quashing the conviction, accepted his contention that the prosecution had not adduced sufficient evidence for any reasonable tribunal properly directed to conclude that the car park had been a 'road or other public place', within the meaning of s 4(2).

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