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Steven and Justin charged with impaired

Friday, December 20, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

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CITY POLICE

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On December 19th police stopped a vehicle on Glasgow Avenue. Upon speaking with the driver officers noticed an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath.

Further investigation revealed that the accused was prohibited from driving by a court order.

The accused was arrested and transported to the station where breath tests were conducted. Steven Francis, age 43, of McKenzie Street was charged with driving over the legal limit of alcohol in his blood and driving while prohibited.

He will appear in court on January 20th.

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On December 20th at approximately 1:30 a.m., police responded to a single motor vehicle collision at Dacey Road and Terry Fox Place.

Upon arrival the driver of the vehicle was identified as 31 year old Justin Richards of Railroad Avenue.

Officers observed signs of impairment and the accused was arrested and transported to the police station.

He will be appearing in court on January 20th charged with one count of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and one count of driving with over the legal blood alcohol limit.

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Tag33&1/3rd 12/20/2013 11:44:31 AM Report

43.
Gater 12/20/2013 12:10:46 PM Report

43 yep. No age restrictions for STUUUUPID
jojoe71 12/20/2013 12:39:21 PM Report

I read in the shoppers news ( it's former name which I prefer ) the laws have been really relaxed for drinking and driving; eg. first offence $ 150. fine and three days suspension. According to that article no one loses their driving privileges for one year anymore.
crashed13 12/20/2013 1:40:05 PM Report

Its not decreased,$150 and 3days is for people that are almost drunk and blow below the 0.8% illegal mark.
The old Warning mark.

Its like getting a ticket for almost speeding.
Working Man 12/20/2013 4:26:02 PM Report

jojoe,

If you're drunk while driving, you get a $1700 fine, your car gets impounded and you lose your license for a year. If you hit somebody then it's a lot more obviously. And the insurance ramifications would be huge also.
riverman 12/21/2013 12:05:13 PM Report

I may be wrong, but I think the minimum fine for a first offence DUI is $1,000.00 plus a minimum one year suspension of your license. Both of these penalties can be increased at the request of the Crown and at the discretion of the presiding judge if there are aggravating factors (e.g. a higher blood alcohol level can net you a higher fine). The car is impounded (a couple hundred bucks there). If you want to get your license back after your suspension you must attend the Back on Track program at Algoma Public Health. They perform an assessment and you will have to attend either a one day course or a two day course, depending on the outcome of your assessment. This mandatory program costs $578 and you will have to book off work to attend it because it is only held on weekdays during business hours. After you successfully complete the remedial course, for the next year you cannot drive a vehicle unless you have an Ignition Interlock device installed by a registered interlock service provider (Speedy Auto Glass locally). You are responsible for the cost of installation on your vehicle plus a monthly maintenance/rental fee. The device will likely cost you a total of about $2,000.00 for the year it must remain installed on your vehicle. Repeat offenders must go through the entire process again, with all fines and penalties increasing accordingly. Insurance rates are a whole other matter. Driving while impaired is just plain stupid.
Working Man 12/22/2013 3:00:07 AM Report

riverman,

That is a better explanation of it.

But I know if you blow over 1.6% than your fine is $1750 minimum, plus the impound which is $100 per day. Plus (the sky is the limit).

The interlock costs around $1300 to install. And has to have regular maintenance in Sudbury every 2 months for which you have to drive back and forth, and pay your own way plus a fee each time etc... Unless, of course you just dont drive at all for two entire years. But, the insurance will still screw your for years. If you hit someone, it's way worse. If you hit and 'run', it's tonnes worse...

Repeat offenders are just plain stupid!!!!!!!!! And will suffer twice as much insurinsically, financially, mentally and socially. And will have some manditory jail time...
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