The client was prosecuted for driving with excess alcohol. There was also a charge of wasting police time after reporting the vehicle stolen. The issues in the case included mistakes in police procedure during the evidential breath test and insufficient evidence of driving. Laura Heywood (reviewing lawyer) wrote to the prosecution with standard information requests to check compliance with specimen procedures. The drink driving and wasting police time offences were discontinued before the first hearing resulting in no driving ban with a low fine for obstruction of police constable after representation by Eugene MacLaughlin (Gold level lawyer).