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Robert charged with impaired and driving while prohibited

Tuesday, March 18, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

SAULT STE. MARIE
POLICE SERVICE
 
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On the 18th of March, 2014 at 1:30 a.m., city police observed a vehicle being driven erratically on Wallace Terrace.

Officers noted that the driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.

As a result of the investigation, 27-year-old Robert Riel McGregor of Asquith Street was arrested and charged with impaired driving and over 80.

The accused was on a recognizance of bail with a condition to reside at a specific residence which he failed to abide by and was also prohibited by court order not to drive a motor vehicle stemming from a previous impaired conviction.

He was charged with Breach of a Recognizance and Drive While Prohibited.

He will appear in bail court on March 18, 2014.

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Javaman 3/18/2014 8:19:05 AM Report

This dude deserves what I hope he gets...maximum penalty.
frizz 3/18/2014 8:42:01 AM Report

Do you honestly think he will stop driving....tons of people in this town drive with no insurance and no licence....there just aren't enough police to catch them all. Unfortunately, another slap on the wrist!
Stevie-E 3/18/2014 8:43:50 AM Report

Why don't people learn??

Absolutely sad that someone in their late 20's doesn't have the presence of mind to think like an adult.

If you really need to get your vehicle home that badly, there's a designated driving service called Driverseat. Something like $25 - hell of a lot cheaper than an DUI charge!

I guess some people have more money than sense.
Sam C 3/18/2014 8:54:26 AM Report

Stevie-E... Alcoholics do not have the presence of mind to make those decisions, even while sober. People who believe they need alcohol to function believe they are "just fine".

As frizz says, there are a lot of drivers who just don't care, who drive without license or insurance, and all too often after they have been drinking. It's unlikely they will ever learn.
Beej 3/18/2014 8:54:52 AM Report

"I guess some people have more money than sense."

Some have no money and no sense, at all.
Stevie-E 3/18/2014 9:02:00 AM Report

@ Sam C and Beej

...your comments are sad but very true. I guess I have trouble comprehending lack of logic in decision making!
Kevin5069 3/18/2014 9:06:42 AM Report

A third time loser... A real money maker for the courts
right wing 3/18/2014 9:57:04 AM Report

The courts are simply following what laws and punishments are on the books for this type of crime.
As this person keeps re-offending they can throw more suspension time, jail time and fines at him but, as has already been pointed out, this is not a deterrent to the hard core alcoholic.
They will get back behind the wheel at the first opportunity.

Bendilin 3/18/2014 10:27:48 AM Report

So how many innocent people are going to end up dead on the end of my street thanks to impaired drivers hitting them until this city starts taking DUIs seriously?

If a person is charged for DUI and they're EVER caught behind the wheel of a car while suspended for that DUI, it should be more than enough to jail the idiot before he can kill someone. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Jail the ****er.
ducky58 3/18/2014 10:32:14 AM Report

Take the bloody car away from them and sell it. Put the proceeds towards kids of parents kill by drunk drivers. Because they will keep driving.
sooguy8 3/18/2014 11:00:11 AM Report

Maybe its time the laws are changed so that there is "real" zero tolerance with respect to impaired drivers for example one year and a day in prison and you loose your vehicle plus your never allowed to obtain a drivers permit or auto insurance again for the rest of your life. Maybe then they will think twice before they get behind the wheel while under the influence.
Just Curious 3/18/2014 11:17:31 AM Report

Bendilin, the city has absolutely nothing to do with it. These are provincial and/or federal laws and the punishments are spelled out right down the line for all judges and JPs.
perception from here 3/18/2014 12:00:21 PM Report

The first steps (as futile as they will be) to resolving how criminals should be properly dealt with, is to contact Bryan Hayes (MP) and David Orazetti (MPP), state your disgust both with the system and with the politicians that have campaigned and been elected on platforms to get tougher on crime.
PuppyGirl 3/18/2014 12:27:28 PM Report

When I was 18 my boyfriend got caught twice in one week for impaired driving. He lost his license for 8 years & I don't remember the amount of the fine. His solution was to give me his car & an engagement ring, my solution was to give them both back to him & kick him to the curb, I don't know what happened to him, but there is no reason or no good excuse to drink & drive.
TFinn 3/18/2014 12:36:20 PM Report

Stevie-E 3/18/2014 8:43:50 AM

Some people have no sense and no money and that's where they'll remain if they keep on making poor decisions throughout their lives..!
eadiecougs 3/18/2014 12:40:55 PM Report

Prison time is the only way if u get caught twice period.The lawyers make money off these cases and the judges should be elected.
thomas 3/18/2014 1:09:19 PM Report

Our drunk driving laws have to get tougher. When a drunk kills someone in a crash, they usually get 2 to 5 years and often get out earlier with good behaviour.

That is a slap on the wrist to pay for the life they have taken. The families of the dead will suffer forever.

What kind of a deterrent is this? Our laws should be 25 years to life for each person a drunk driver kills. At least that will keep some of them locked away for a while for the safety of the public.
eadiecougs 3/18/2014 1:12:48 PM Report

Tomas I agree fully and elect judges
Bad Dawg 3/18/2014 1:35:10 PM Report

He will never learn the lesson. can't fix stupid, no matter how many years in jail he spends. He will drive again!!

as for the comments of not enough cops or Government not doing enough, what about the people that knew he was driving around drunk?? They need to learn some morals and do the right thing. IDIOTS

None of my friends drink and drive, as I go and get them at 2 am when needed. They have more than one person they can call. I have lost family and friends due to drunks.... I see it I report it!!
Norm 3/18/2014 3:05:16 PM Report

When, or will they ever learn. Read the good book and it mentions why some never learn in a few different passages.
mac2 3/18/2014 3:05:44 PM Report

u want to solve this problem? ask for mandatory breath machines in every vehicle, i mean we can install every other gadget in vehicles, but why do you think the breath machines aren't installed? lol, but then again, it wouldn't give all you perfect people the chance to comment on stuff like this, :)
mac2 3/18/2014 3:07:22 PM Report

so many comments, not 1 with a good solution, sad.............., except for mine of course, :p
Bad Dawg 3/19/2014 12:36:27 AM Report

would be great for the drunks that buy a brand new vehicle..... most drunks don't have insurance or license. Yet you expect them to bring their car into a shop to have a breathalyzer installed. They can't even follow a plain and simple law like DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!

we need to have MORE severe consequences for drunk drivers..... hell one was on worst driver and thought people should be allowed to drink and drive.
can't fix stupid but lock it up!!
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