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Appeal to Magistrates' Court against police decision

S. 26A(1) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 147.7(a)).

    (1)     If a police officer decides to forbid a person to drive a motor vehicle under section 62 or take any other action under that section, the person in respect of whom the action has been taken may, in accordance with the regulations, appeal against that decision to the Magistrates' Court.

    (2)     On an appeal under subsection (1) the court must—

        (a)     re-determine the matter of the action taken; and

S. 26A(2)(b) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 147.7(b)(i)).

        (b)     hear any relevant evidence tendered by the appellant or the police officer; and

S. 26A(2)(c) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 147.7(b)(ii)).

        (c)     without limiting its discretion, take into consideration anything that the police officer ought to have considered.

S. 26A(3) inserted by No. 69/2009 s. 54(Sch. Pt 1 item 50.5).

    (3)     Nothing in subsection (2) prevents the application of Part 3.10 of the Evidence Act 2008 to an appeal under subsection (1).

S. 27 (Heading) inserted by No. 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 52).

S. 27 amended by No. 44/1989 s. 41(Sch. 2 item 34.4).

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