It fails the alcotest because of a lung disease

News 31 March, 2018
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    Saturday, 31 march, 2018 09:27

    Saturday, 31 march, 2018 09:27

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    SHANNON, New Brunswick | A woman of Shannon, New Brunswick, was made to confiscate his driving licence and his vehicle for failing a breathalyzer test due to a chronic lung disease.

    “I was on the verge of tears because I had done nothing wrong, said Connie McLean at Global News. I was punished because I was sick.”

    It’s been almost a month, Ms. McLean was intercepted by the royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP) and has been subjected to the alcotest, according to Global. She, however, has not been able to provide a sample of breath sufficient for the test to be conclusive, because of his illness. This has not prevented the police officer who arrested her to suspend her licence for three months from driving and confiscate his vehicle for 30 days.

    “She was not intoxicated and she had clearly said that she had a chronic lung disease, she has tried several times to pass the test, but it’s not appropriate for the police officer,” said Peter Lawson, a nephew of Mrs. McLean, to the Global.

    The woman was charged with refusal to complete an alcohol test, a criminal Code offence. She however denies the accusation before the courts and will attempt to prove, medical tests in support, that his illness prevents completion of an alcotest. It also calls for an apology from the RCMP.