When you’re still guilty even after being proved otherwise

Dear editor,
Are we really guilty until proven innocent in this province?
I found out today that is sadly the reality. I really didn't understand the power of the government until my father was acquitted on all charges of drunk driving as of Sept. 27.

Dear editor,Are we really guilty until proven innocent in this province?I found out today that is sadly the reality. I really didn’t understand the power of the government until my father was acquitted on all charges of drunk driving as of Sept. 27. He fulfilled his obligations before he even went to court. He completed a 90-day suspension, participated in the responsible drivers program, and because he needed to be able to drive to work from Union Bay to Port McNeill, he had to install the ignition interlock and apply for the restricted licence.Now that he has been proven innocent we would think that the ignition interlock would be removed, and his full licence would be reinstated, but no, this is not the case. It turns out that according to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, he is still guilty for another five months. I don’t understand how they have the power to overrule the court’s decision that he is innocent.What kind of dictatorship are we living in? Something needs to be done about this system.What good is having a court of law system in place if a tier of the government is going to overrule any of the decisions, making it so that we as a general public have no capacity to fight.The laws in place need to be clear and concise! The last time I checked, a murderer, a pedophile or a bank robber who were acquitted walked free.My Dad being acquitted on all possible drunk driving charges is still guilty for another five months even after his court proceedings.To end this letter, I plead on my father’s behalf, because if it is not changed he and many others will lose everything.Trina Gable,Courtenay

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