This article examines the liability in criminal law of a man who surreptitiously laces his companion's drink and as a result causes him to commit the offence of driving with excess alcohol, which the companion would not have done otherwise. The lacer is guilty of procuring that offence. The legal responsibility of a host and publican is also examined. The question of civil liability for damages is also investigated, and a number of cases in Ireland, Canada and the United States are reviewed. (TRRL)

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    British Medical Association

    BMA House, Tavistock Square
    London WC1H 9JR,   United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 1984-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1606-07
  • Serial:
    • BMJ
    • Volume: 289
    • Issue Number: 6458
    • Publisher: British Medical Association
    • ISSN: 0959-8138
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396609
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM