Kensington Man Serves Jail Time for Drunk Driving

A 27-year-old Kensington man was sentenced to eight months in prison and 18 months probation after driving drunk and injuring a friend. He’s also not allowed to drive for two years.

The incident occurred last June when the man was driving 160 km/h in an 80 km/h zone and his car went off the road and into a ditch. His friend was tossed 10 metres from the car and suffered serious injuries. The driver’s blood alcohol level was found to be twice the legal limit.

The man was charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm and impaired driving

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Drunk driver caught going 117 km/h near school

A 39-year-old Valley East woman is facing charges of stunt driving, impaired driving and blowing over the legal limit after she was arrested driving 117 km/h in a 60 km/h zone near Confederation Secondary School in Val Caron.

The woman admitted to speeding after being stopped by Greater Sudbury Police. She then offered a strange explanation, saying she was angry with a passing driver who splashed her car with water from a puddle, so she was “speeding up to give the girl the finger.”

The officer detected alcohol, and gave the woman a roadside-screening test, which she failed. The following breathalyzer test revealed she was at almost twice the legal limit.

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Woman Under House Arrest After Fifth Impaired Driving Charge

A 65-year-old woman convicted of impaired driving for the fifth time, has been placed under house arrest after she blew more than two and a half times the legal limit.

The woman was arrested after witnesses saw her weaving around the road, and almost crashing into other vehicles. After police arrived, they smelled liquor and ordered a breathalyzer test. The legal limit is 0.08, and the woman blew a 0.230 and a 0.210.

The woman’s defense lawyer says the incident was a result of her prescribed painkillers reacting with alcohol, resulting in this behavior.

She will be confined to her house for the first 30 days, after which she will be placed on 24-month probation. She has also had her driver’s license suspended for 18 months.

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