Impaired driver gets 12-month jail sentence
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.