IN THE COURTS

Kingston Whig-Standard - - NEWS -

A par­tial com­pi­la­tion of of­fences from Kingston’s On­tario Court of Jus­tice for the pe­riod of Nov. 26 to 30, 2018. Only sen­tences that in­volved a large fine, pro­ba­tion or in­car­cer­a­tion are in­cluded.

Ali­cia S. Sears, 33, was convicted of vi­o­lat­ing pro­ba­tion she re­ceived six years ago by fail­ing to per­form the 60 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice she was as­signed. She was placed on pro­ba­tion for 12 months and or­dered to per­form 120 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice. As­sis­tant Crown at­tor­ney John Sko­ropada said Sears was orig­i­nally placed on pro­ba­tion in Belleville in Oc­to­ber 2012, and Jus­tice

Stephen Hunter or­dered her to com­plete 60 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice be­fore it ex­pired in Oc­to­ber 2013. She only per­formed three of those hours, he told Jus­tice Larry O’Brien, be­fore her pro­ba­tion ended. Sko­ropada said “ev­ery­one for­got about it” un­til Sears re­cently con­tacted Kingston Po­lice and re­ported on her­self. It was noted by Jus­tice O’Brien that Sears hasn’t been in any trou­ble in the past six years.

An­drew J. Seguin, 28, was convicted of dan­ger­ous driv­ing and driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied in late June; threat­en­ing and mis­chief to prop­erty aris­ing out of an un­re­lated in­ci­dent in July where he dam­aged

the win­dow screen of a Di­vi­sion Street house, plus a re­lated breach of bail granted fol­low­ing his June ar­rest; and on two breaches of his June 2017 pro­ba­tion or­der, by fail­ing to keep the peace and by not re­port­ing to his pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer in Au­gust and Septem­ber this year. He was sen­tenced to 24 months and one day in prison. Jus­tice Larry O’Brien was told Seguin had been pro­hib­ited from driv­ing un­til early De­cem­ber this year as a con­se­quence of a pre­vi­ous con­vic­tion for dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

One evening in late June, how­ever, as­sis­tant Crown at­tor­ney John Sko­ropada said, a Kingston Po­lice of­fi­cer pa­trolling west on Bath Road saw a mo­tor­cy­cle go by and no­ticed it was miss­ing a li­cence plate.The of­fi­cer tried to pull the bike over. But in­stead of com­ply­ing, Sko­ropada said, the mo­tor­cy­clist switched to the left lane and ac­cel­er­ated. The bike was pass­ing other ve­hi­cles on the road, weav­ing through traf­fic, he told the judge, when at Gar­diners Road it crossed into the east­bound lanes and con­tin­ued west against

the flow of traf­fic be­fore weav­ing back into the west­bound lanes, turn­ing south, then turn­ing again onto Hen­der­son Boule­vard, where the of­fi­cer lost sight of it. Shortly be­fore 8 p.m., how­ever, the judge was told, a res­i­dent on Lake­view Av­enue re­ported see­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle wipe out and its rider hid­ing the bike and his jacket. Sko­ropada said Seguin left on foot and called a friend to pick him up on Castell Av­enue. But he later re­turned to re­trieve his jacket and found po­lice wait­ing.

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