Drunks fill court
A woman one light short on her vehicle was stopped in early June by Kings district RCMP, but it soon became a much more serious incident.
The story came out in Georgetown court Thursday, July 25.
Brittany Nicole Larocque, age 27, from Victoria Cross, was stopped on Main Street because of a blown-out headlight but officers quickly realized she was impaired.
She failed the roadside screening test, then blew over 80 back at the Montague RCMP office.
She pleaded guilty in court and got three days in jail, a $1,000 fine, a $300 victims surcharge and a one-year driving suspension.
Also in Georgetown court was Mark Anthony Petrie, age 44, from St. Peters.
He got turned in from a complaint to police of a drunk driver around St. Peters on May 30.
A patrol found Petrie and he blew well over 80, said a statement issued by the RCMP Thursday. Petrie got five days in jail, a $1,300 fine with a $390 victims surcharge, and a one year driving suspension. Also in court were two people caught driving despite a court order to stay off the roads.
Stephen Matthew Barter, 26, of Lower Montague, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, a $100 surcharge, and a further year of driving prohibition. He was stopped on Maple Street in Montague on May 23 at 8:00 a.m., by members of the Kings District RCMP which had received a report of a possible prohibited driver on the go.
Mitchell Joseph Mark Richard, 23, of Hopedale, was caught driving while suspended during a traffic stop as part of National Road Safety Week.
It happened May 16 at 11:50 a.m., on St. Patricks Road in Wood Islands. Richard also got 30 days in jail, a $100 surcharge, and another one year being prohibited from driving a motor vehicle anywhere in Canada.