Major wake-up call
Colden James Clory sentenced to total of 35 days in jail after spitting at police officer, failing to give breath samples
A Georgetown man who tried to spit on an RCMP officer and failed to give proper breath samples after the police suspected him of driving drunk was sentenced Thursday to 35 days in jail.
Colden James Clory, 18, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Georgetown for sentencing after previously pleading guilty to assaulting a peace officer and refusing to give breath samples.
Before sentencing Clory, Orr said the police don’t need to be spit on or subjected to other abuse.
“The police have a tough enough job to do,” she said.
During a June court appearance, the court heard the RCMP saw Clory in the driver’s seat of a vehicle stopped at the Pooles Corner roundabout.
There were two men inside the vehicle and an officer could smell alcohol.
Clory failed to give a proper breath sample twice and later insulted one officer by calling her a derogatory word.
The court heard the RCMP had to take a cruiser out of service for a day to have it cleaned.
On Thursday, defence lawyer Issac Quinn said a pre-sentence report painted a picture of a young man with anger issues who had problems with authority.
The charges were a major wake-up call, Quinn said.
Orr said Clory’s behaviour was out of proportion to the circumstances.
She sentenced Clory to consecutive sentences of 30 days in jail for assaulting a peace officer and five days for failing to give a breath sample.
Clory must also pay a $1,200 fine, $460 in victim surcharges and $149.50 in restitution to the RCMP. He is banned from driving for two years and must write an apology letter to the officers involved.