Montague man headed to jail after driving into ditch

Ryan Ross
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A Montague man who drove his car off the road while he was drunk was sentenced to 22 days in jail Thursday.

In a news release, Kings District RCMP said Michael Lester McCarthy appeared before Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Georgetown where he pleaded guilty to drunk driving.

On Feb. 16, the RCMP responded to a 911 call of a car that had gone off the road in Lower Montague.

Breathalyzer samples showed McCarthy’s blood alcohol level was more than double the legal limit.

Along with the jail time, Orr ordered McCarthry to pay $1,690 for a fine and victim surcharge.

He is also banned from driving for one year.

Roy Jamieson of Gasperaux also appeared before Orr Thursday where she sentenced him to 90 days in jail after the RCMP seized 52 mature marijuana plants from his home in September.

Jamieson will also be on probation for two years after his release.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Montague, Georgetown

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  • Mike Roberts
    April 03, 2014 - 23:51

    Totally disgusting... endangering countless innocent civilians on the road while drinking and driving... and he gets three weeks in jail. However, growing some marijuana in your home and he gets three months in jail...

    • ThoughtfulJoe
      April 05, 2014 - 19:10

      I completely agree. I cannot believe that society accepts this. The drunken man could have very easily killed innocent people ( even one of your loved ones) , where as a man is sent away for 3 months for growing a plant. Prohibition is going no wheres, and these aren't the people who deserve to be punished. If its legalized, i know many violent drug dealers and gangs will suffer from this. People don't think in the past and please make a change, think about the overwhelming benefits from legalizing and regulating cannabis.