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Bonshaw man pleads guilty to impaired by prescribed drug

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A young man pleaded guilty to impaired driving caused by prescribed medication.

Alexander Graham MacKenzie of Bonshaw was sentenced to three days in jail. He was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $300 to the victims of crime fund.

He also is prohibited from driving for one year.

The RCMP received a complaint of a motorist driving erratically on Aug. 26 in New Haven. When an officer pulled MacKenzie over, he noticed signs of impairment, including slurred speech. MacKenzie told the officer he had not been drinking.

He pleaded guilty Friday to driving while impaired.

MacKenzie’s lawyer noted the young man had recently started taking a medication for his anxiety but was not made aware of the drug’s potential to impair.

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