25-year-old woman receives $1,400 fine

Huntsville courthouse (Muskoka Region file photo)

Yet another area drunk driver is off the roads for the next year.

Taylor Moore, 25, appeared in the Ontario court of justice in Huntsville on Wednesday, March 6, where she pleaded guilty to a charge of impaired operation.

Crown attorney Peter Heath told the court on Dec. 8, 2018, Huntsville OPP received a traffic complaint around 9 p.m. of a pickup truck travelling northbound on Highway 11 with one headlight out, swerving and travelling at speeds between 80 and 100 kilometres per hour in a posted 100 kilometres per hour zone.

Huntsville OPP located the vehicle at Lindgren Road, observing it swerve twice and hit the fog line, before performing a traffic stop at Ravenscliffe Road. Upon speaking with the driver, identified as Moore, she indicated to the officer she was the designated driver and was driving her boyfriend home. However, the officer detected an odour of alcohol on her breath.

After several attempts, Moore failed an alcohol screening device test. Up to this point, she had been polite and co-operative; however, upon arrest she became non-compliant and rude calling the officer a “dog” and a “silver fox rapist,” said Heath.

Breath samples at the detachment revealed a blood alcohol concentration of 156 and 149 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood more than an hour after the initial complaint was received.

“It’s pretty bad when civilians are sufficiently concerned about their safety that they take the time and effort to call it in,” said Heath.

Moore told the court she recognized the danger she posed to those on the road that day and apologized to the community.

Justice Ted Carlton sentenced her to a fine of $1,400, along with a one-year driving prohibition.

Source: MuskokaRegion.com