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Driving ban for .08

Posted on December 31, 2014 by Taber Times

In Taber provincial court on Dec. 23, a Saskatchewan man pled guilty to driving with a blood-alcohol level exceeding .08 milligrams. Larren Kayle Thomas was fined $1,000 and prohibited from driving for one year by Judge E.W. Peterson.

Crown prosecutor Michael Fox read the facts of the case into the record.

On the early morning of Nov. 22, officers of the Taber Police Service responded to a report of a possible impaired driver, in which a vehicle being operated by the accused was witnessed violating a stop sign on 53rd Street.

The vehicle in question was located, and officers initiated a traffic stop.

Thomas displayed signs of intoxication, and a breathalyzer device test was demanded. The accused failed, registering a blood-alcohol level of .11. Thomas was charged with the offence.

The accused had no previous criminal record. Thomas will be eligible for the ignition-interlock device program upon the expiration of three months.

A $300 victim-fine surcharge was also issued.

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