Impaired driving charges against lawyer dismissed

Published on February 1, 2013
Brian Wentzell. — Telegram file photo

Impaired driving charges against St. John's lawyer Brian Wentzell were dismissed this morning in provincial court in St. John’s.

Wentzell, 46, had been charged with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer but the case was dismissed, according to the Crown, because of a lack of evidence that Wentzell had been behind the wheel of a vehicle at the time of his arrest.

The charges were laid Nov. 30 after RNC officers went to Wentzell's home. Wentzell had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Wentzell has worked on some high-profile cases. Most recently, he was a member of the defence team for Ray Newman, who was recently acquitted of second-degree murder in the death of his estranged wife, Chrissy Predham-Newman.