Court report Feb. 14

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Kentville Justice Centre

Intermittent custody, fine, suspended sentence

 

Lyndon John Dykens, 48, of Upper Dyke, has been sentenced to a period of intermittent custody, fined and handed a suspended sentence with probation.

Dykens was charged with operating a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit, driving while his privilege of obtaining a licence was revoked and failing to comply with his undertaking.

Dykens pled not guilty to the charges of impaired driving and driving without a licence April 2, 2012. The matters were adjourned for trial, but Dykens changed his pleas to guilty on Sept. 6. The court imposed a two-year driving prohibition against Dykens and the matters were adjourned to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Dykens pled guilty to the charge of failing to comply with his undertaking Feb. 5.

Judge Alan Tufts sentenced Dykens to 30 days of intermittent custody, to be served from Fridays at 9 p.m. to Sundays at 5:30 a.m. beginning Feb. 15, and 12 months of reporting probation on the impaired driving charge.

Dykens was also fined $1,000 for driving while his privilege of obtaining a license was revoked. Dykens was handed a suspended sentence with 12 months of reporting probation for failing to comply with his undertaking.

Dykens committed the offences in Kentville on Oct. 5, 2010 and Nov. 30, 2012. Dykens blood alcohol readings were not available.

 

Breathalyser offence

 

Owen Christopher Atwell, 46, of Wolfville, has ben fined for having the care or control of a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit.

Atwell pled not guilty to the charge Jan. 21, 2013. The matter was adjourned to Feb. 4 to allow time for the accused to seek counsel.

Atwell changed his plea to guilty on Feb. 4. Judge Alan Tufts fined Atwell a total of $1,725 and imposed a two-year driving prohibition against him.

Atwell committed the offence in Greenwich on Dec. 14, 2012. The legal blood alcohol limit is 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. Atwell gave breathalyser readings of 120 and 120.

 

Impaired driving

 

Joseph Donald Fraser, 24, of Waterville, has been fined for operating a motor vehicle while his ability to do so was impaired by alcohol.

Fraser pled guilty to the charge Feb. 7. Fraser was fined a total of $1,265 and the court imposed a one-year driving prohibition against him.

Fraser committed the offence in Cambridge Dec. 8, 2012.

Meanwhile, Courtney Allison Mclean, 23, of Cambridge, has been fined for having the care or control of a motor vehicle while her ability to operate the vehicle was impaired by alcohol or a drug.

Mclean pled not guilty to the charge June 1, 2012 and the matter was adjourned for trial. The trial was held Dec. 19 and 27. Judge Alan Tufts found Mclean guilty Feb. 5.

Mclean was fined a total of $1,000 and the court imposed a one-year driving prohibition against Mclean.

Mclean committed the offence in New Minas on March 2, 2012.

Geographic location: Kentville, Cambridge, Wolfville Greenwich Waterville New Minas

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