Scales of justice

Scales of justice

A Greater Sudbury novice driver who was involved in a serious two-vehicle collision and was found to have more than three times the legal allowable level of alcohol in her blood last November has been heavily fined and issued a house arrest sentence.

Jessica Kozmick, 26, pleaded guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice June 30 to three counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm.

Justice John Keast issued a nine-month conditional sentence (house arrest with strict conditions), a total of $2,000 in fines, an 18-month driving suspension, and one year probation.

As a result of the guilty pleas, numerous other charges including impaired driving, having more than the legal allowable level of alcohol in her system while driving (blowing over) and dangerous driving causing bodily harm were withdrawn by the Crown.

The collision occurred about 10:50 p.m. Nov. 14 at the intersection of Lorne and Regent Streets. According to Greater Sudbury Police, Kozmick produced Intoxilyzer readings more than three times over the legal limit of 80 while driving.

At the time, Kozmick was a novice driver and was not to have any alcohol in her system.

Source: The Sudbury Star