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Desroches banned from driving

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Jamie Peter Desroches, 34, of Belmont, PEI, was found guilty of refusing the breathalyzer and was fine $1,100 or 13 days in jail, followed by a one-year driving ban.

That incident occurred Nov. 17, 2013, in Amherst.



HEAD: Matthews credited for time served

James Darrell Matthews, 35, of Springhill, was fined $750 or nine days in jail after pleading guilty to possessing hydromorphone, contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The incident occurred July 17, 2013, in Springhill.

Matthews was also sentenced to 30 days consecutive custody and fine $1.30 after pleading guilty to breaching a recognizance to have no contact with persons known with a criminal record.

That incident occurred Jan. 13, in Amherst.

Matthews was sentenced to a further 120 days consecutive custody after pleading guilty to possessing two stolen snowmobiles, stemming from an incident which occurred between Sept. 26, and Dec. 14, 2013. Matthews was credited 45 days for time already served at a rate of a day-and-a-half for 30 days already served.

Matthews was sentenced to an additional 30 days custody after pleading guilty to refusing to provide a breath sample to determine his blood-alcohol concentration, if any.

That incident occurred Dec. 11, 2013, in Springhill.

After pleading guilty to breaching a recognizance to remain at his residence and resisting arrest, Matthews received a further 60 days concurrent sentencing, a fine of $1 and 30-cents victim fine surcharge.

Those incidents occurred Feb. 7, 2014, in Springhill.


HL: Montrose gets house arrest

Douglas A. Montrose, 35, of Amherst, was sentenced to 3 months house arrest, a 30 day conditional sentence and 12 months probation after being found guilty of committing an act of assault and failing to keep the peace while being at large on an undertaking.

The incident occurred May 11, 2013, in Amherst.


HL: Benrigan receives seven months in jail

Robert Benrigan, 46, of Fort McMurray, Alta., was sentenced in Amherst Provincial Court to six months custody, consecutive to any existing sentencing, after pleading guilty to break and enter.

The incident occurred May 14, 2007, in Fort McMurray.

Benrigan was sentenced to a further 30 days consecutive custody after pleading guilty to obstructing a peace officer by giving a false name, stealing two air conditioners from Walmart – the value of which did not exceed $5,000 – and failing to appear in court.

Those incidents occurred May 14, 2007, and June 13, 2007, in Fort McMurray.

Organizations: Walmart

Geographic location: Amherst, Springhill, Belmont Fort McMurray

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