More trou­ble with the law

Man with pen­chant for caus­ing dis­tur­bances lands more charges against him

The Western Star - - Close To Home - BY GARY KEAN [email protected]­ern­ Twit­ter: WS_GaryKean

A man with a crim­i­nal past re­lated to caus­ing dis­tur­bances while in­tox­i­cated and who cur­rently faces out­stand­ing im­paired driv­ing charges has more le­gal woes stem­ming from drink­ing.

Ja­son Simeon Genge, 37, was ar­rested in Cor­ner Brook Mon­day af­ter the Royal New­found­land Con­stab­u­lary re­sponded to a re­port of a dis­tur­bance at a busi­ness on the city’s west side in­volv­ing a dis­or­derly in­tox­i­cated man.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the man was de­tained un­der the De­ten­tion of In­tox­i­cated Per­sons Act. Be­fore he had sobered up enough to be re­leased, the RNC dis­cov­ered he was sub­ject to court or­ders in both Cor­ner Brook and Grand Falls-Wind­sor, so Genge was charged with two breaches of court or­ders and one breach of pro­ba­tion.

Among those court or­ders were con­di­tions that he ab­stain from con­sum­ing al­co­hol and that he keep the peace and be of good be­hav­iour.

Genge, who is from Brig Bay on the North­ern Penin­sula, had been sched­uled to ap­pear at pro­vin­cial court in Cor­ner Brook on six charges July 12 Those in­clude counts of im­paired driv­ing, fail­ing the breath­a­lyzer and two counts each of as­sault and breach­ing pro­ba­tion.

He is also on the Aug. 9 docket at pro­vin­cial court in Grand Falls-Wind­sor for four of­fences, in­clud­ing im­paired driv­ing, caus­ing a dis­tur­bance and two breaches of court or­ders.

When Genge was brought be­fore Judge Kymil Howe at pro­vin­cial court in Cor­ner Brook Tues­day, Crown at­tor­ney Adam Sparkes was op­posed to his re­lease. The mat­ter will be called again for sta­tus Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

Genge ex­pressed con­cern about not be­ing re­leased be­cause he is sched­uled to go back to work Thurs­day. Howe told him he needed to speak to a lawyer about be­ing re­leased.

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