Driver examiner’s assailant jailed
A Tecumseh man who beat up a DriveTest examiner after the man failed his girlfriend was sentenced Friday to one month in jail.
Christopher Johns, 21, had asked the court for house arrest.
When the prosecutor insisted on jail, Johns burst into tears.
Johns’s girlfriend failed her driver’s test on July 22, 2009. As the examiner was preparing for his next road test, Johns accosted the man in the parking lot, knocking him to the ground and punching him in the face.
The examiner, whose face was cut and bloodied, required stitches to his nose and forehead.
“It is with a heavy heart that I send you to jail, but your actions require it,” Ontario court Justice Lloyd Dean told a weeping Johns.
Following his release from jail, Johns will be on probation for one year.
He cannot possess a firearm for five years and he must allow police to take a sample of his blood for the national DNA databank.