Scales of justice
John Albert Whalen, 46, of the Loyalist Road, has been sentenced to 15 days in jail after pleading guilty to a charge of uttering threats.
Whalen, who was intoxicated at the time of the offence, had a prior criminal record with convictions for assault, impaired driving, refusing a breathalyzer, driving while disqualified, creating a disturbance, possession of stolen property, and breach of probation.
Provincial Court Judge Nancy Orr also placed the accused on probation for 18 months.
Noting that alcohol has been a factor in a number of the offences on his record, she ordered Whalen to undergo assessment, counseling and treatment, if required, for the use of alcohol or drugs or any other underlying issue that might have contributed to the commission of this offence.
She prohibited Whalen from having any contact with the person he threatened without the written consent of his probation officer.