IN THE COURTS

Kingston Whig-Standard - - OPINION -

A par­tial com­pi­la­tion of of­fences from Kingston’s On­tario Court of Justice for the pe­riod of July 31 to Aug. 4, 2017. Only sen­tences that in­volved a large fine, pro­ba­tion or in­car­cer­a­tion are in­cluded.

Shantel C. Stephanie, 27, was con­victed of vi­o­lat­ing pro­ba­tion. She was given credit for 60 days of pre­trial cus­tody and sen­tenced to time served.

Blake J. Sum­mers, 22, was con­victed of driv­ing with more than the le­gal con­cen­tra­tion of al­co­hol in his sys­tem. He was fined $2,500 and pro­hib­ited for one year from driv­ing. Sum­mers was charged in late June af­ter he drove into a RIDE Pro­gram check­point around 8 p.m. that On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice had set up on the Lough­bor­ough and Port­land Bound­ary Road. As­sis­tant Crown at­tor­ney John Sko­ropada said breath test­ing per­formed on Sum­mers pro­duced read­ings of 200 mg of al­co­hol per 100 ml of his blood vol­ume, two and a half times the le­gal limit to drive. Justice Rom­mel Masse learned that Sum­mers also had to deal in an­other court with High­way Traf­fic Act charges re­lated to that night be­cause he was driv­ing at the time with an ex­pired li­cence.

Joseph Vank­ough­nett, 41, was con­victed of steal­ing an­other man’s $1,000 Trek moun­tain bike from the Memo­rial Cen­tre grounds in early May. He was given en­hanced credit on 69 days of pre­trial cus­tody and sen­tenced to time served. As­sis­tant Crown at­tor­ney John Sko­ropada said the owner of the bike had been rid­ing it on the Memo­rial Cen­tre grounds. When he dis­mounted, leav­ing it briefly un­guarded for rea­sons that weren’t dis­closed in court, Vank­ough­nett, who has a record, seized the op­por­tu­nity, snatched the bike and rode off on it. Justice Rom­mel Masse was told it was re­cov­ered un­dam­aged about three weeks later. Vank­ough­nett’s lawyer, Paul Blais, told the judge that Vank­ough­nett has been work­ing with a so­cial worker who is try­ing to set him up with coun­selling and help­ing him find em­ploy­ment. Blais urged the judge to sen­tence his client to time served in light of those ef­forts.

Lisa J. Ven­ton, 40, was con­victed of vi­o­lat­ing pro­ba­tion. She was cred­ited with 30 days of pre­trial cus­tody and sen­tenced to time served.

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