Drunk driver had three kids in van

Calgary Sun - - NEWS - — kevin martin

driv­ing drunk with three kids in his mini­van, in­clud­ing two belonging to a friend, has landed a cal­gary man a oneyear con­di­tional sen­tence.

among the re­quire­ments Ge­of­frey scott Mun­roe must com­plete as part of his sen­tence is to write an es­say and speak to high school stu­dents on the dan­gers of im­paired driv­ing. That was part of the or­der made Wednesday by pro­vin­cial court Judge John bas­com, who ac­cepted a joint sub­mis­sion from crown and de­fence lawyers for a con­di­tional sen­tence for Mun­roe.

de­fence lawyer ben Le­ung en­tered a plea on Mun­roe’s be­half to a charge of im­paired driv­ing in con­nec­tion with an in­ci­dent on aug. 16, 2016.

Po­lice stopped Mun­roe after mo­torists re­ported a ve­hi­cle be­ing driven er­rat­i­cally on south­bound hwy. 2, north of air­drie. Mun­roe pro­vided a breath sam­ple on a road­side screen­ing de­vice, but his blood­al­co­hol con­tent was too high to be recorded, the pros­e­cu­tor said, read­ing from a state­ment of agreed facts. breath­a­lyzer tests later showed the low­est of two read­ings was 260 mg of al­co­hol per 100 ml of blood, more than triple the le­gal driv­ing limit.

Le­ung said Mun­roe, who had no prior crim­i­nal record, had a po­ten­tial de­fence, but de­cided to ac­cept re­spon­si­bil­ity any­way.

be­cause of the charge, Mun­roe lost cus­tody of his son, his job and his home, the lawyer said.

but he said his client has used the event to straighten out his life and he is now re­sid­ing at the cen­tre of hope home­less shel­ter.

“Mr. Mun­roe has used this as a wakeup call,” Le­ung said.

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