Im­paired driver gets 12-month jail sen­tence

The Compass - - NEWS -

A Bay Roberts man was sen­tenced to 12 months in jail late last month for driv­ing while im­paired.

The fe­male pas­sen­ger of the ve­hi­cle Justin Scott McDon­ald was driv­ing on May 15, 2014, suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries. McDon­ald was ar­rested and ini­tially charged with im­paired driv­ing caus­ing bod­ily harm, im­paired driv­ing caus­ing bod­ily harm while ex­ceed­ing the le­gal blood­al­co­hol limit, mis­chief re­lated to prop­erty, es­cape from law­ful cus­tody and theft of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

He was sen­tenced Fri­day, July 24, at Har­bour Grace pro­vin­cial court. In ad­di­tion to the jail sen­tence, McDon­ald must serve 18 months pro­ba­tion. He will also be pro­hib­ited from driv­ing for five years.

The sin­gle-ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent hap­pened in the early morn­ing on Bad­cock Boule­vard in Bay Roberts. No one was found in the ve­hi­cle when Trin­ity Conception RCMP ar­rived at the scene of the ac­ci­dent.

Po­lice did lo­cate the fe­male pas­sen­ger a short while later. She was taken to hos­pi­tal and treated for se­ri­ous but non-life threat­en­ing in­juries. McDon­ald was also found and pro­vided breath sam­ples be­fore he was charged.


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