Jody-Lynn McAvoy, 40, pleaded guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to six of the 11 charges she was facing arising from incidents on Nov. 9 and Dec. 1.
She pleaded guilty to impaired driving and refusing a breath sample for the Nov. 9 incident; failing to attend police headquarters for fingerprinting/photographs on Nov. 19; and impaired driving, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and breach of bail in relation to the Dec. 1 incident.
As a result of the various pleas, Justice Andrew Buttazoni issued a total 45-day intermittent (weekend) jail sentence and a three-year driver’s licence suspension.
McAvoy was also put on 18 months’ probation and ordered to provide a genetic sample to the national DNA databank.
As a result of the guilty pleas, assistant Crown attorney Elise Quinn withdrew the six other charges, which included having more than the legal allowable level of alcohol in her system while driving and driving while suspended. Those charges were laid in the Dec. 1 incident.
According to Greater Sudbury Police, officers were called to a collision on Dominion Drive in Hanmer on Nov. 9 just after 7 p.m.
In a news release, police said the female driver took off, but she lost control of her vehicle before coming to rest on the lawn of a Dominion Drive home.
McAvoy — the driver — was arrested, but refused to provide a breath sample.
She was charged with refusing to provide a breath sample, impaired operation of a motor vehicle and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.
Then, on Dec. 1 at 8:40 p.m., officers were called to a collision on Notre Dame Avenue in Hanmer, where the driver again failed to remain at the scene.
While fleeing, however, she struck a hydro pole on Dominion Drive.
Breath samples revealed the female driver had two-and-a-half times the legal limit of alcohol in her blood.
Officers also learned the driver — McAvoy — was the same woman charged in the Nov. 9 collision.
Source: The Sudbury Star