Man racks up over $11k in fines

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Patrick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

A man with a long list of no in­surance tick­ets is fac­ing more than $11,000 worth of fines.

Richard Bixby, 40 ap­peared in Drumheller pro­vin­cial court on Fri­day, No­vem­ber 23. He pleaded guilty to four no in­surance tick­ets un­der the Traf­fic Safety Act.

The first came on March 19 of this year in Hanna while driv­ing a Honda Civic. The next came on April 22 in Drumheller driv­ing a Chev Equinox. Six days later he was charged again driv­ing a Ford Wind­star on April 28. The fi­nal ticket was driv­ing a Civic on May 23.

The min­i­mum fine for each ticket, in­clu­sive of the vic­tim sur­charge is $2,875, for a to­tal of $11,500. The de­fault jail time for not pay­ing is 45 days for each ticket.

Judge Grieve told the court that not in his 11 years on the bench, has he seen any­one amass such fines.

Bixby was given un­til Au­gust 30, 2019, to pay.

Bixby will be back in court on De­cem­ber 21. Fac­ing charges from a traf­fic stop on April 28. He and Ni­cole Hatt are each charged with posses­sion of metham­phetamine, car­fen­tanyl, and LSD for the pur­pose of traf­fick­ing. Hatt is also charged with posses­sion of a pro­hib­ited de­vice (brass knuck­les) as well as fail­ing to com­ply with her pro­ba­tion or­der. Bixby is also fac­ing an ad­di­tional charge of posses­sion of stolen prop­erty un­der $5,000.

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