Drunk driver had three kids in van
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.