Crown appeals speeding ticket decision
Cop wasn't trained to run specific laser model
By Sun staff

The Crown is appealing a judge’s decision to quash a $156 speeding ticket after it was revealed a city cop wasn’t trained to run a specific laser model.

In a notice of appeal, the Crown contends David Duggan, the traffic commissioner who found Christopher Tkachuk not guilty of speeding, rendered an unreasonable verdict.

The Crown also contends that Duggan’s “refusal to allow the Crown an opportunity to present further argument and case law to the court resulted in a miscarriage of justice.”

POINTTS agent Dave Walkeden, who successfully fought the ticket in court on March 13, said the decision threw the legitimacy of thousands of speeding tickets into doubt.

Tkachuk, 27, was dinged with the $156 ticket June 16 on the Sherwood Park Freeway near 50 Street. Police said he was going 106 kmh in an 80-kmh zone.