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."
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