Ewing sen­tenced to four months

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

A Star­land County man was sen­tenced to four months in jail, af­ter plead­ing guilty to a num­ber of charges af­ter po­lice at­tempted to ar­rest him in July of this year.

Darcy Lee Ewing, 47, ap­peared in pro­vin­cial court in Drumheller on Fri­day, Septem­ber 14 via closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion. He pleaded guilty to tak­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle with­out con­sent, re­sist­ing a peace of­fi­cer and a breach of his pro­ba­tions by be­ing in a ve­hi­cle with­out the reg­is­tered owner.

The court heard that Darcy Ewing was orig­i­nally per­mit­ted to use a mo­tor ve­hi­cle owned by his fa­ther, but his fa­ther had with­drawn con­sent.

On July 20, Drumheller RCMP ob­served Ewing in the parked ve­hi­cle. When po­lice placed him un­der ar­rest, he put the ve­hi­cle in drive and sped off. On July 25, po­lice took Ewing into cus­tody at a ru­ral res­i­dence. Ewing also pleaded guilty to a gas and dash from the Fas Gas in Hanna. He filled the ve­hi­cle he was driv­ing and a jerry can and left with­out pay­ing.

The 47-year-old was sen­tenced to four months in cus­tody. He was given 1.5 times credit for 52 days he spent in­car­cer­ated await­ing this day in court. This leaves him 42 days to serve.

He also pleaded guilty to a no in­sur­ance ticket and was given nine months time to pay the $2,875 fine.

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