Eskasoni man issued lengthy driving ban
SYDNEY — An Eskasoni man with an abysmal driving record has now been banned from driving for six years and must also serve a brief jail term. Albert Roy Francis, 28, is to complete a 4.5-month jail sentence followed by a two-year probation period during which he is banned from all liquor stores in the province along with facilities operated by Casino Nova Scotia. He will also be subject to urinalysis testing during his probation period. He was also fined $150. Francis was sentenced after pleading guilty to seven counts of breaching court orders, two counts of refusing a breathalyzer demand and single counts of possession of marijuana, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace (a knife), evading police and theft. The offences occurred in November 2016. Last month, Francis was fined a total of $4,224 on 11 motor vehicle infractions that included failing to stop at a stop sign and driving without insurance. Since 2007, Francis has recorded six drinking and driving-related convictions.