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Thursday, September 08, 2005

The PCA Report found neither Doone nor his partner were drunk

From pages 3 and 4 of the PCA Report (CLICK TO ENLARGE):
(1) Statement from a Police witness:
"it was my impression the last time that I saw them that neither of them were intoxicated or unfit to drive. I do not think that Robyn Johnson had in fact had much to drink and I also gained the impression that she was the designated driver. I gained these impressions because I only saw her with a glass of wine in the early part of the evening but not later on, and when first talking with them Peter Doone asked Robyn Johnstone "have you got the keys" or words similar to that".
(2) Expert statement from a physician. The blood levels of both Doone and Ms Johnstone at the time of the Police stop were:
"well below the legal driving limit, at levels unlikely to be associated with any significant intoxication or impairment of judgement or behaviour"
(3) Conclusion of Judge Haine:
The only evidence available to the Authority leads to a conclusion that at the time of driving the blood alcohol level of Ms Johnstone did not exceed the legal driving limit.

Summary points

1. PCA Report found neither Doone nor his partner (the driver of the car) were intoxicated.
2. Helen Clark had the PCA Report before the 11th January 2000.
3. Clark leaked selected parts of the superceded Robinson Report to the Sunday Star Times between the 10th and 16th of January 2000. See the Brief of Evidence of SST reporter Oskar Alley. On the basis of Clarks leaks, the SST ran a front-page story claiming Peter Doone had used his position as Police Commissioner to intimidate a rookie cop and avoid a breath test.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 9/08/2005 04:00:00 pm


Blogger Gooner said...

So she chose to ignore the evidence from the PCA then. What she did was so underhand it defies adequate description.

9/08/2005 04:55:00 pm  
Blogger TomV said...

The PCA report found that based on the amount of alcohol that "each said they had consumed" they were not intoxicated.

This is somewhat different from your claim as published. Teh conclusion is not absolute, but "based on teh information provided"

If you're going to expose "the truth" fine, but it will look better if you don't bother spinning it. The fact remains that for whatever reason the driver was not breath tested, so whether they were fit to drive or not will never be known for sure.

Your case remains strong without having to spin it up further

9/09/2005 02:57:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Every Police investigation relies on the facts available to it.

There is more supporting evidence which I haven't posted yet.

9/09/2005 03:14:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Or rather, more 'information'.

9/09/2005 03:16:00 pm  

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