Eska­soni man is­sued lengthy driv­ing ban

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON -

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.

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