The Alberta Justice Court convened Monday, March 23. Judge, J. A Watson, presided.
Scheduled to appear were 28 adults who were facing 88 charges. Seven adults were scheduled for trial and there was one youth matter. Five warrants were issued, two charges were withdrawn or dismissed and one matter was quashed. Of the 23 traffic tickets; 11 were for speeding and four for seatbelt violations.
Israel Scobey pled guilty to two violation traffic tickets and was fine $402 and $250, plus granted until Dec. 21st to pay.
Shaun Turner was fined $89 for 15 kms over the speed limit and $230 for failing to hold a valid driver’s license. He was granted until July 30th to pay.
Eugene Nshimiyimana was convicted in absence a $290 speeding ticket.
John Boulanger was fined $2875 for driving with no insurance, $230 for an unregistered vehicle, 30 day jail time and a three year driver’s license prohibited. He was stopped by the RCMP on June 28, 2014 with an invalid license plate, no license or registration and driving prohibition at the time.
Driver License Prohibited
Brittany Kolay pled guilty to dangerous driving and driving with a disqualified license. Fox Creek RCMP stopped Kolay on July 5, 2013 at the speed of 160 km/hr on Highway 43, swerving from ditch to ditch.
Judge Watson ordered Kolay a one year driving prohibition and a six month conditional discharge.
Kolay’s father stepped forward to address the arresting officer; he said “Thank you, if it was not for you, my daughter and granddaughter would not be here today.”
Marc Podjan was facing 11 charges. Judge Watson ordered Podjan a total of $2715 in fines; two failures to appear charges (March 25 and August 26), each $250; an over 80 charge, resulting in a $1600 fine (from June 25, 2013); transporting liquor charge (from Jan. 10), a fine of $115 and breach of condition charge, a $500 fine. He was also prohibited to have his driver’s license for a period of one year.
Additional charges were withdrawn, with the exception of a failure to comply with conditions, failure to appear and failure to attend court charge. He pled not guilty and a trial date was set for June 22.
Cameron Bowick entered a guilty plea to his blood alcohol exceeding limit, an impaired charge, a disqualified driver license and a failure to appear charge. He was stopped on Highway 43 on Dec. 20 for speeding.
He was fined $250 for a failure to appear, 45 days in custody for impaired driving and a two year driver’s license prohibited.
William Hemeon entered into a 12 month peace bond and no contact order with the complaint facing an uttering threat, causing bodily harm charge.
Jason Kuit entered a guilty plea to a careless use/storage of a firearm and possession of a firearm charge. His matters were set over for a pre-sentence report until August 24th.
The next Provincial court date in Fox Creek is April 27th.
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