Amherst provincial court news

Rector to return for sentencing

Staff ~ The Amherst News
Published on March 8, 2010

Jesse James Lee Rector told Judge Carole Beaton he’s finally gotten the message.

“I don’t plan on driving for a very long time. I got the hint – no more drinking and driving,” Rector said after entering a guilty plea to one count of impaired driving.

This is the third conviction in relation to impaired driving since 2004 for Rector, who had a four-year driving prohibition enforced at the time of the guilty plea.

His defence counsel asked for an adjournment so a pre-sentence report could be prepared.

Though the province has an ignition interlock device program available for those charged in relation to drunk driving, Judge Beaton wasn’t persuaded to allow Rector to apply for the program, given his record.

Rector will return for sentencing April 26 at 1:30 p.m.

The incident occurred Aug. 14, 2009.

His undertaking has been continued.


Dobson fined for illegal dumping

Chad Dobson was fined $500 after pleading guilty to one count of dumping garbage illegally within the Municipality of Cumberland County.

Dobson entered the guilty plea and didn’t disagree with the facts outlined by the Crown.

On Jan. 12, an employee with the municipality came across an illegal dumpsite on the Apple River Road.

After taking some pictures, the employee went through the garbage and came across several pieces of mail with Dobson’s girlfriend’s name and address.

The employee cleaned up the garbage – filling eight large garbage bags – and took the garbage to the transfer station in River Hebert.

The girlfriend had denied dumping the garbage but said it was Dobson who did.

Dobson was fined $500, plus a remedial cost of $175, or 10 days in custody, to be paid by Sept. 8.