Bouch, Ian Bruce v The Queen [2017] VSCA 86

CRIMINAL LAW
Judgment type: 
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
Redlich JA, Weinberg JA, Whelan JA, Priest JA, Ferguson JA
Parties: 

Bouch, Ian Bruce v The Queen

Judgment Date: 
20 April 2017
Catchwords: 

CRIMINAL LAW - Appeal - Conviction - Culpable driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death or serious injury - Alternative offences under s318 and s319 and governed by s422A(1) of the Crimes Act 1958 - King v The Queen (2012) 245 CLR 588 applied - Reference to 'merited criminal punishment' should not be part of directions in future - Comparison with civil liability may be helpful in directing juries as to s318(2)(b) - Juries to be otherwise directed in accordance with R v De’Zilwa (2002) 5 VR 408 - Whether judge misdirected jury as to the sequence in which they should deliberate - Observations on the applicability of Stanton v The Queen (2003) 198 ALR 41 - R v Williamson (1807) 3 C & P 635, R v Bateman (1925) 19 Cr App R 8, Andrews v Director of Public Prosecutions [1937] AC 576, R v McCready [1967] VR 325, R v Horvath [1972] VR 533, R v Lucas [1973] VR 693, R v Stephenson [1976] VR 376, Nydam v The Queen [1977] VR 430, R v Shields [1981] VR 717, Wilson v The Queen (1992) 174 CLR 313, Simms v The Queen (2008) 148 A Crim R 433, R v De Montero (2009) 25 VR 694, LLW v The Queen (2012) 35 VR 372, Patel v The Queen (2012) 247 CLR 531, Medici v The Queen (2013) 39 VR 350, Smith v The Queen (2013) 39 VR 336, Vo v The Queen (2013) 39 VR 543, R v Wolter (No 2) (2015) 302 FLR 1 discussed - No substantial miscarriage of justice as conviction for culpable driving inevitable - Appeal dismissed.

Citation: 
[2017] VSCA 86