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Acumen Lawyers Answer the Issue that the Draeger Device they Tested Isn’t the Same Device Used by Canadian Police

On May 6, Canadian media–including The GrowthOp–breathlessly reported that lawyers at Acumen Law had tested the federally approved Drager DrugTest 5000, which subsequently showed false positives for opioids, cocaine and other drugs after subjects consumed benign items such as Tim Hortons’ poppyseed cake, CBD extract and a particular tea. Vancouver lawyers Kyla Lee and Paul Doroshenko made headlines with allegations that 17 minutes after eating a piece of the cake, Doroshenko tested positive for opioids. There’s a problem, though: Draeger representatives are saying the device tested by Lee and Doroshenko isn’t the same device used by Canadian law enforcement officials. ...

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Paul Doroshenko on The Tyee

A drug-testing device approved last fall turns back positive test results for opiates after merely eating a substance that has so far never faced legal sanctions in Canada: a poppy seed muffin from Tim Hortons. The Dräger DrugTest 5000 was approved by the justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to help combat impaired driving. But the approach has received criticism from those who question its reliability and the level of intrusion. “I had heard the rumours, but I had no idea if they were legit,” Paul Doroshenko, a lawyer at Acumen Law in Vancouver told The Tyee, about the idea to try the machine...

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Paul Doroshenko on CTV News Vancouver

Sports car enthusiasts in Vancouver are crying foul after receiving vehicle inspection notices, claiming they’re being harassed by police officers. They say many who drive sports cars are being pulled over and given a vehicle inspection notice, which requires them to take their vehicle to a mechanic to address any safety concerns. Eddie Clark, who drives a Fiat 124 Spider, was given one of these notices was told his exhaust was too loud and his car was too low. ...

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Paul Doroshenko and Kyla Lee on Global News

Being blocked in by a rogue driver is a dilemma many of us have faced. But one Vancouver Island man’s hands-on approach to dealing with it, has made him famous online. It started on Fri. Jan. 11, when Colin Stann returned home from running errands on his day off to find a car parked straight across his driveway. ...

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Paul Doroshenko on The Ryan Jespersen Show

Police now have the power to demand a breath sample from anyone. Before, police had to have reasonable suspicion that someone was impaired either the smell of alcohol or drivers slurring their words. Now, the federal government made these changes to bring the law in line with drug-impaired driving laws that were recently reformed. The stronger laws are similar to ones in other countries like Australia and France. The fines are going up to the higher the blood alcohol level, the higher the fine and if you are caught the second time there are mandatory minimum 30 days imprisonment. ...

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Paul Doroshenko on BC Today

New impaired driving laws come into effect today. From now on, police officers throughout the country can demand a roadside breath test from any driver. the breath sample will be mandatory. police gonna ask for it even if they have no reasonable suspicion that someone has been driving. some lawyers think the new rule is violating people's Charter rights. Paul Doroshenko, a criminal lawyer in Vancouver is with us today. ...

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