DPP v Dover [2013] VSCA 233: voluntariness confirmed for refusing blood test

Last week the Court of Appeal delivered an easy-to-digest and concise appeal in DPP v Dover [2013] VSCA 233 confirming that a driver must act voluntarily before they can be guilty of refusing a blood test following an accident.Image courtesy of Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.netIn April last year I posted about Dover v Doyle [2012] VSC 117, the case where a driver …

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Dangerous sneezing

Last week (here) Elucubrator digested Dover v Doyle [2012] VSC 117.For what it's worth, I found nothing nothing surprising in Bell J's finding that an offence under s 56 of the Road Safety Act 1986 must be conscious and voluntary. It hardly seems necessary, let alone desirable, to punish a person for conduct that is …

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