Sometimes don’t say it with flowers
Nothing says, “I’m sorry,” like a nice bouquet of flowers.
Unfortunately for Joseph Alain Hudon, that could prove to be an expensive apology.
During a hearing Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court, the Crown described a rather rocky relationship between Hudon and his girlfriend. The two were always arguing and fighting, then earlier this year Hudon bought her some flowers. But instead of making things better, the couple got into another argument, and as the woman was packing to leave, Hudon hit her with the flowers.
Initially charged with assault, the charge was withdrawn in court and Hudon pleaded guilty instead to breaching a previous probation order that required him to keep the peace. Striking his girlfriend with the flowers breached that peace, court was told, and he was sentenced to 15 days in jail.
He also pleaded guilty to one count of being unlawfully at large, stemming from a 90-day intermittent sentence he received in July. The man was ordered to serve his sentence on weekends, but on one of his scheduled weekends he failed to show up.
Hudon was sentenced to 30 days for being unlawfully at large, bringing his total sentence Thursday to 45 days. He was given credit for 36 days spent in pre-trial custody, leaving him with only nine days left to serve.