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Judge denies Qualicum Beach man’s lawsuit seeking $150K for wrongful arrest

Ian Holmes

socastcmsRssStartIan HolmessocastcmsRssEndA Qualicum Beach man's bid for $150,000 in compensation for his arrest after a traffic stop in Delta in 2017 was dismissed by a BC Supreme Court judge in Nanaimo.

By Ian Holmes

NANAIMO — A BC Supreme Court judge dismissed a civil claim filed by a Qualicum Beach man who wanted $150,000, claiming his arrest for a probation breach was unjust.

Madam Justice Mary Humphries’ decision in BC Supreme Court in Nanaimo on Nov. 28 came in response to Gabriel Stephen Nelson’s allegations of abuse of process and wrongful arrest.

The court ruling stated Nelson, 30, was on probation and not permitted to be outside the Oceanside region when he was arrested after a traffic stop by a Delta Police Department officer in January 2017.

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