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Driver gets jail time for driving while prohibited

A 21 year old Penticton man will serve an intermittent jail sentence after being caught driving while prohibited.
July 14, 2015 - 8:00 PM

PENTICTON - A Penticton man faces jail time after being caught one too many times driving while prohibited.

On March 6, 2015, Penticton RCMP stopped Paul Chavez Efrain, 21, driving a Honda Civic on Paris Street in Penticton.

Efrain was found to be driving while prohibited at the time. A record check also revealed the man had previous convictions for driving while prohibited.

Crown Prosecutor John Swanson sought a $300 fine and 14 days jail time from Judge Gale Sinclair for the offence.

Defence lawyer Kathryn Lundman told court Efrain currently held a full time job, noting his previous offence for driving while prohibited cost him $500. She asked to have Efrain’s jail time served on weekends.

Judge Sinclair ruled Efrain pay a $700 fine in addition to a seven-day jail sentence, to be served on weekends. He also faces probation for the duration of his sentence and a one-year driving prohibition.

“No exceptions, just get it in your head,” Sinclair said. "You’re not driving."

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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