Prison Team Sought In Oshawa Drunk Driving Case

The crown is seeking a four-year prison term for a man who pleaded guilty on Thursday, May 28th, 2009 to impaired driving in the death of a Whitby teacher.

The man was drunk and speeding through Oshawa when he ran a red light and slammed into the teacher’s car. He then fled the scene of the crash and refused to provide police with a breath sample.

The defence lawyer has requested a prison term of three to three-and-a-half years.

The man will be sentenced later this summer.

Drunk Driver Given Two Year Prison Sentence – A 23-year-old man has been given two years in prison after a drunk driving accident that took the life of a 79-year-old man.

A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to two years in prison after taking the life of a 79-year-old man in June, 2008.

On the day of the incident, the driver had been drinking all night and morning and was well beyond the legal limit for driving. His car went over the centre line and crashed into the other man’s vehicle. This man died at the scene.

The driver panicked and fled the accident on foot.

His two year prison sentence will be followed by two years probation. He is also banned from driving for seven years.

He had pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident after a collision.

Ottawa Man Charged with Fraud

The Ottawa Police Service are continuing their investigation involving a 48-year-old Ottawa man in relation to fraud against elders. Additional charges were laid against the man on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009.

This investigation showed that the man offered to help his 75-year-old female neighbor. He established a relationship with her and defrauded her of several thousand dollars over a number of years.

The man has been charged with Theft Under $5000, Fraud Exceeding $5000, 25 counts of Uttering a Forged Document, Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Data and Criminal Breach of Trust. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 25th, 2009.

The Ottawa Police Elder Abuse Section investigation is ongoing, as it is believed the man defrauded other victims who have not come forward.

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