Two men going to jail for separate drunk driving incidents

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Kings County Provincial Court, Georgetown.

GEORGETOWN -- A Roseneath man was sentenced to five days in jail and fined $1,300 for driving drunk while in a car that was not registered or inspected.

Penna Ross Sanderson appeared before Judge Nancy Orr in Georgetown Provincial Court Thursday, where he pleaded guilty to driving while impaired.

Kings District RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding on Route 4 in Brudenell at 4:50 p.m. Feb. 1. Sanderson failed a roadside screening test and was taken to the Montague RCMP office where he supplied two breath samples over the legal limit.

As well as the jail time and fines, Sanderson was also prohibited from driving a motor vehicle anywhere in Canada for a period of one year.

In an unrelated case in Georgetown Provincial Court Thursday, Gladstone David Higginbotham of Murray River was also handed jail time for drunk driving.

Higginbotham was stopped Jan. 1 at 1:30 a.m. after an RCMP member on patrol observed a vehicle swerving on the highway in Primrose.

Higginbotham failed a roadside screening test and was taken to the Montague RCMP office where he supplied two breath samples over the 80 mgs legal limit.

He was sentenced to three days in jail and fined $1,000 with a $300 victims of crime surchage. He was also prohibited from driving a motor vehicle anywhere in Canada for a period of one year.

Geographic location: GEORGETOWN, Roseneath, Brudenell

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  • w kennedy
    March 07, 2014 - 14:46

    How is a set fine not tied to income any justice? Or are only the poor to have this repression? Even if the object was to get money if it were a percentage it could generate more.

    • yes
      March 08, 2014 - 07:40

      That is a very good point W Kennedy.