Court Docket – Impaired driver not over the legal limit

H.P. court docket
Dec. 18, 2017
Judge M.B. Golden

A young Atikameg woman was found guilty of being impaired despite the fact her breath samples were not over the legal limit.
Yasmine Clarrice Grey, 20, was fined $1,000, plus a $300 victim fine surcharge, after pleading guilty to impaired driving in High Prairie provincial court Dec. 18.
Grey was stopped by High Prairie RCMP on Dec. 11, Crown prosecutor Haydn Shook said. Police detected a strong odour of liquor on Grey, her speech was slurred and she sounded confused.
“She says she was blacked out drunk when she was driving,” Shook told court.
However, breath samples taken by police recorded below the 80 mg, he added.
“She pleads guilty, feeling remorse,” duty counsel Harry Jong said.
“She told me she was drinking and she has learned her lesson how to pick her friends.”
Grey also plans to take alcohol treatment and wants to overcome her addiction and lifestyle, Jong added.
“The circumstances are aggravating,” Shook said. “This woman was in the company of a man with a shotgun.”
Grey was also suspended from driving for one year on the impaired charge and further fined $2,875 for driving a vehicle with no insurance.
She was also sentenced to one day in jail for failing to comply with conditions.

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Alyson Eileen Thunder, 41, of Grouard, was fined $1,200, plus a $360 victim fine surcharge, after pleading guilty to driving a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content exceeding 80 mg.
Thunder’s breath samples registered 260 mg when she was tested in Grouard by High Prairie RCMP on Sept. 16, Crown prosecutor Hadyn Shook told court.
“Police observed her driving a van that was swerving in lanes and then made a very slow turn,” he said.
The incident was the first on a criminal record for Thunder, who was also suspended from driving for one year.
“It was very out of character for Alyson,” said Cheryl Kachuk, criminal court worker for the Native Counselling Services of Alberta.
“She is very remorseful.”
Thunder was in an argument with her husband and she decided to go for a drive to cool down, Kachuk told court.

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Fabian Leonard Auger, 34, of Whitefish, was sentenced to one day in jail after pleading guilty to failing to comply with conditions.
He was released after being given credit for time served while waiting to appear in court.
Auger was on a court order to abstain from alcohol possession or consumption, but was found in a vehicle with open alcohol cans on Dec. 16, Crown prosecutor Hadyn Shook told court.
“He was in the passenger’s seat, not the driver’s seat,” he added.
Auger added he has not consumed alcohol for five months.
“It just happened that he got an urge,” duty counsel Harry Jong said.

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Paige Irene Nepoose was fined $2,875 for driving a motor vehicle without insurance.
The fine included a victim fine surcharge.

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Theodore Laboucane was fined $345 for driving a motor vehicle while suspended.
The fine included a victim fine surcharge.

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