Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 464 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 827
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Rix LJ, Astill J and Judge Richard Brown

Representation Gopal Hooper (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Nicholas Dean (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 19 March 2002

Catchwords

Criminal evidence - Prosecution evidence - Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drugs - Elements of offence - Defendant contending that prosecution failing to prove that his driving ability had been impaired because of drug - Submission of no case to answer - Whether judge rightly exercising discretion - Direction to jury - Whether judge adequately directing jury.

The Case

The defendant's conviction for an offence of causing death by careless driving under the influence of drugs was safe because the judge had not erred in rejecting a submission of no case to answer and directing the jury.

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