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Paul Doroshenko interviewed by Global BC on cellphone driving numbers

From Global BC: Are governments, ICBC and even the police exaggerating the dangers of distracted driving? A Richmond company says its Freedom of Information request has revealed far fewer deaths due to drivers using cellphones behind the wheel than officials claim. Ted Chernecki reports:     Most of us have seen those intersection crackdowns on motorists suspected of using their cellphones while driving. You’ll see one officer here a West Van corporal, now retired, who at the time asked himself what was he doing here, really? Grant Gottegetreu: We’ve been told as traffic officers and police officers, it’s cellphones, right from the brass on down they’re...

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Paul Doroshenko interviewed on CKNW980 on cellphone driving numbers

From CKNW/Global News: A Richmond lawyer says ICBC and the province are greatly exaggerating the number of deaths caused by using an electronic device behind the wheel. According to Paul Doroshenko, BC Coroners stats show that 14 people died from using an electronic device while driving between 2008 and 2016. This after ICBC said last year that 80 people a year were dying from distracted driving. “They lump in people who are staring at their radio, or just drift off not thinking, maybe people who fall asleep, with people with cellphone violations,” said Doroshenko. “Clearly, cellphone violations aren’t the threat they are made out...

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Paul Doroshenko interviewed by News1130 on cellphone driving numbers

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Is our province’s public auto insurer providing us with misleading information about distracted driving and its consequences? A lawyer has new numbers suggesting cell phone use is not as big a factor in road deaths as we’ve been led to believe by ICBC. Just 14 deaths between 2008 and 2016 have been linked to people using electronic devices behind the wheel, according to the BC Coroner’s service — in contrast to ICBC’s website, which says 78 people die due to distracted driving each year. Lawyer Paul Doroshenko with Acumen Law got that information by filing a freedom of information...

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Paul Doroshenko interviewed on CBC Radio’s BC Almanac on cellphone driving

Paul Doroshenko, a lawyer with Acumen Law, and Steve Wallace, a driving instructor and owner of Wallace Driving School, on distracted driving and driver education. David Black, an associate professor at Royal Roads University's School of Communication and Culture, on social media etiquette in light of critical reaction to Alessia Cara's Grammy win. From BC Almanac: Attorney General David Eby has promised changes to ICBC after it was revealed the insurer was facing a $1.3 billion shortfall this fiscal year. While the province consider its options, we want to know how much personal responsibility should drivers take to reduce motor vehicle crashes....

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Roy Ho interviewed by Global News on ride-hailing

Other provinces may have ride-sharing, but B.C. still doesn’t — and that means drivers of illegal companies operating in the province could find themselves in deep financial trouble if a collision were to happen, according to a lawyer with Acumen Law. Roy Ho says at the very least, drivers working for illegal ride-hailing companies should have a class 4 commercial license and insurance should be rated for business If not, he says “they can be on the hook personally for any claim that comes out of this accident.” And Ho says that number could easily run six figures, “depending on the nature of...

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Kyla Lee interviewed by CBC Vancouver at 6

Aldo Trinetti is a 50-year-old man who was charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, and refusing to provide a breath sample. Last fall, Trinetti pleaded guilty but did not admit to consuming alcohol as a contributing factor. He received a nine-month jail sentence. Kyla Lee was interviewed by CBC Vancouver at 6 for the story. "The reason you often see lesser sentences like this is because there isn't that piece of evidence to link somebody to being impaired by alcohol. there’s that missing gap," she told CBC news. http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1147209283548...

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Kyla Lee interviewed on Global News

Marijuana vendors who return to set up shop at an illegal pot market in downtown Vancouver may be putting themselves at more risk than they think. Criminal lawyer Kyla Lee said that when people are arrested, they’re usually released on a promise to appear in court, as long as they don’t have more run-ins with the law. But she said that marijuana vendors risk losing a shot at bail if they continue to rack up charges. “They wait in jail until their trial date, or until they plead guilty, and the problem with circumstances where you don’t have bail is that it becomes...

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Paul Doroshenko interviewed on CBC’s The Homestretch

The proposed plan to decriminalize drunk driving in Alberta is getting mixed reviews right now. The provincial government said to change the way drunk drivers are policed and prosecuted in Alberta. It's sim liar to the system already in place in BC. Officers will be given the option of laying criminal charges, but for the most part first-time offenders will be given sanctions that include fines, roadside towing and licence suspensions. Mothers Against Drunk Driving think this will be a good move for the court system and hopes the number of who drink and drive will decease, but not everyone is...

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Kyla Lee interviewed on Global News at 6: former RCMP inspector found not guilty of sex assault

Former RCMP Insp. Tim shields has been found not guilty of sexual assault teh charges in connection with an incident involving a civilian employee. That a sexual encounter occurred was acknowledged. The issue was whether it was consensual. She said it wasn’t shields said it was. Kyla Lee was interviewed by Global New’s Geoff Hastings: “This wasn’t a case of mistaken belief in consent. This was a case in which the judge found it was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt tat there was no consent.” As for the decision causing a chill for sexual assault victims thinking about coming forward. The recent words...

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Paul Doroshenko Interviewed on Steele and Drex – AM980 CKNW

Refuting the Notion that ‘Standardized Field Sobriety Tests’ should be used to Test Drivers for Cannabis Usage As we get closer and closer to legalization, everybody’s jockeying to figure out the best way to deal with cannabis-impaired drivers. On Friday, we spoke to a retired police Drug Recognition Expert about how their program works. Now, our next guest says that’s all hogwash. Guest: Paul Doroshenko - Criminal defense lawyer with Acumen Law   Steele and Drex: You were frustrated on Friday. You thought this guy had no idea what he was talking about. What do you think? Paul Doroshenko: Well Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were...

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