ADMISSIBILITY OF EVIDENCE OF COCAINE CONSUMPTION

In a trial for causing death by careless driving when over the prescribed limit for alcohol, where the defendant had admitted driving with excess alcohol and the issue for the jury had been whether he had kept a proper lookout, evidence of the defendant having consumed cocaine was admissible where he had lied in police interview about his cocaine consumption and then in evidence placed his latest consumption a sufficient time before the accident to enable him to claim that he had been unaffected by cocaine in any way.

[2012] EWCA Crim 1064