Melia v Director of Public Prosecution: Admn 5 Jun 1998

The defendant appealed his coviction for driving with excess alcohol. The Intoximeter readings had shown a test calibration range outside the figures set down. An officer gave evidence that the machine was working correctly.
Held: The issue of the reliability of the Intoximeter had not been raised at the trial, and could not now be raised. The certificate was effective.


[1998] EWHC Admin 608




CitedAnderton v Waring QBD 1986
There are limitations upon the use that the court may make of knowledge acquired in other cases. . .
CitedJarvis v The Director of Public Prosecutions QBD 1996
There are limits to the extent to which magistrates may use in one case knowledge acquired from another. . .
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