Man who tried to grab girl too drunk to know where he was

Prince Albert Daily Herald - - CLASSIFIEDS - PETER LOZINSKI

A man who was ar­rested af­ter ap­par­ently try­ing to grab an 11-year-old girl has since taken steps to turn his life around.

On Thurs­day, the man pleaded guilty to charges of breach­ing his pro­ba­tion.

The court heard the man has ap­proached the 11-year-old, who ran to tell her fa­ther.

The fa­ther then con­fronted the man. The man took a swing at the fa­ther, which was eas­ily avoided. The fa­ther punched back, hit­ting the man square on the jaw.

The am­bu­lance ar­rived to take him to hos­pi­tal, where the po­lice ques­tioned him.

Of­fi­cers de­ter­mined the man was so in­tox­i­cated he didn’t know what he was do­ing.

The man was on pro­ba­tion at the time, which in­cluded a con­di­tion that he ab­stain from al­co­hol.

Since the in­ci­dent, though, the man has taken steps to turn his life around, the court heard.

He has been in a com­mit­ted re­la­tion­ship for a year, and hasn’t touched al­co­hol for three months.

He’s cur­rently work­ing at a full-time job that is very strict about al­co­hol use, some­thing that is pro­vid­ing ex­tra mo­ti­va­tion to re­main sober.

The court also heard that the man has been at­tend­ing treat­ment for his al­co­hol is­sues, and has no plans to be­gin drink­ing again.

The man was handed a four-month con­di­tional sen­tence for breach­ing his pro­ba­tion.

The sen­tence in­cludes a pro­hi­bi­tion on the con­sump­tion of al­co­hol

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