A drunk driver under a lifetime driving ban for prior drinking-and-driving convictions was jailed for four months in Sarnia court. And he also received a second lifetime driving ban.
Robert Gallie, 62, of Watford, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the July 17 charge impaired driving while he was a disqualified driver.
On July 17 a citizen called police after Gallie drove into a ditch on Confederation Line in Warwick.
Gallie was not injured and wanted to get the vehicle out of the ditch.
After police arrived Gallie admitted he had consumed too much alcohol. Gallie had nearly fallen while standing on the roadside and smelled strongly of alcohol.
Breath tests showed his blood alcohol level was one-and-a-half times the legal limit.
Gallie was under a lifetime driving ban due past convictions for impaired driving.
A joint sentencing submission by Crown and defence lawyers for four months in jail was accepted by Justice Mark Hornblower as being within the appropriate range.
Fortunately nobody was hurt or killed as Gallie was a real and present danger when he was not supposed to be driving, said Hornblower.
Another lifetime driving ban was imposed.
Source: The Sarnia Observer