Charges Reduced to Tickets for Crashing Vehicle into Store While Drunk


CC: s.253(1)(a) – Impaired Driving, s.249(1)(a) – Dangerous Driving, s.335 – Take Motor Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent; TSA: s.51(a) – Drive Without a Valid Operator’s Licence, s.69(1)(a) – Fail to Remain at the Scene of an Accident, s.54(1)(a) – Drive Without Insurance.


My client was driving his sister’s boyfriend’s car, without his knowledge. On his way home, with his sister as a passenger, he lost control of the vehicle and drove through the store front windows of a pizza place. He fled the scene and was located at the vehicle owner’s residence a short time later, with broken glass in his clothes and blood on him and inside the vehicle driver’s seat. He was obviously impaired by alcohol. He did not have a driver’s license, nor was he insured to drive that car.


As a result of resolution discussions with the assigned Crown, the matter was brought forward from its scheduled trial date for a resolution. My client changed his pleas to guilty on only two traffic tickets (driving with no license and failing to remain at the scene of an accident). He paid fines, totaling $600, plus VFS, with three months time to pay. All other charges were withdrawn. No criminal convictions.