More details have emerged on the cases that the defence and prosecution will present in the forthcoming George Michael “unfit to drive” hearings…
The Case For The Defence
The defense will claim that a police doctor examined George Michael on the night in question, and declared him fit to drive. Because of that, they will say that the police had no right to take a blood sample subequent to this, and that the result of this test should not be taken into accout in the case.
The defense will put two experts on the stand to give testimony: a medical doctor and a forensic toxicologist.
The Case For The Prosecution
The prosecution aim to present the results of a blood test to the court, to support their case that George Michael was unfit to drive.
Additional to this, they will put eleven witnesses on the stand, who all saw some aspects of the events that night. The witnesses comprise: three police officers; three ambulance crew; two members of the public; and a police doctor.
Assuming the testimony of these eleven witnesses is consistent, and paints a picture of a man being unfit to drive, then George Michael has next to no chance of being found not guilty here. The case for the defence looks pretty weak – their best chance of getting George off does indeed appear to be to get the whole case thrown out on a technicality. In advance of hearing the prosecution evidence, it would be wrong to assume that all eleven witnesses will be compelling on the stand. Nevertheless, you’d have to bet it’s going to be pretty challenging to discount the evidence of so many people…
Bottom line: it’s not looking too good for the Yogster…