Judge to decide on admissible evidence in trial of doctor accused of trafficking pills

The trial of a Nova Scotia doctor accused of prescribing 50,000 pills to one hospital patient has been bogged down by legal wrangling over evidence.

Defence lawyers are making a bid to exclude comments the doctor made to medical regulators.

Appearing in Bridgewater provincial court, a lawyer for Doctor Sarah Dawn Jones says her constitutional rights would be violated if early information she provided to the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons is allowed in the trial.

Lawyer Stan MacDonald says his client has the right to be free from the Crown using self-incriminating evidence against her.