Legal Wit — Facing Down the Lions

Legal Wit — Facing Down the Lions

The two large stone lions that stand separating the Granville Mall from Duke Street in Halifax were saved by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design from the demolition of Halifax's Old Customs House in 1958. They were placed in that location, removed from street traffic yet in the heart of the city's downtown within the last few years. In the early morning hours of May 13, 2006 [the defendant] found himself in his car, with the air-bag deployed, facing down the two lions and not entirely sure how he had landed in that predicament. [The defendant’s] situation got worse.

R. v. Morris |
2006 CarswellNS 611 |
Nova Scotia Provincial Court
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