Man racks up over $11k in fines
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.