The client, a northern Alberta welder, was charged with his 5th impaired driving offence out in Peace River. Should a conviction follow, the client was looking at a very lengthy jail sentence. Prior to trial, Mr. Wyman filed written argument, alleging that the client’s arrest was unlawful and that the breath samples procured (which were more than 3 times the legal limit) ought to be suppressed. The argument focused on the brevity of the officer’s investigation as well as the lack of indicia of impairment which on which the officer grounded the arrest. Notwithstanding the high blood alcohol readings and the prior convictions, this argument carried the day. All charges against the accused were withdrawn.