Peter Mackey is going to get a second chance to avoid a criminal record.
Mackey was charged almost six years ago with stealing Powerade from a Charlottetown grocery store.
After recently pleading not guilty to the theft, Mackey then missed a court date earlier this month, leading to a new charge for failing to appear in court.
Mackey’s lawyer since asked the Crown to revisit the idea of dealing with the case through alternative measures.
The Crown agreed and stayed the theft charge, leaving the failure to attend court charge to deal with.
In May 2010, Mackey was charged with the theft and had been going through alternative measures, which allows someone to avoid a criminal record if they follow certain conditions.
Mackey didn’t complete his community service or write an apology letter.
He said he didn’t steal the Powerade and blamed it on an overzealous security guard.
Mackey’s case will be back in court March 31.