August 09, 2016 - 10:52 AM
PENTICTON - A Penticton man is learning the hard way not to drive when suspended.
Justin Curtis Mann, 28, appeared before Judge Gale Sinclair yesterday, Aug. 8, and pleaded guilty to two counts of driving while his license was suspended.
Mann was in the driveway of a Summerland residence, in the process of driving to the store on Mar. 8 , 2016, when police attended the address, court heard.
Police did a check on the vehicle’s plates and realized Mann was under an indefinite driving suspension and charged him when he returned to the residence.
In a second incident on May 16, 2016, Mann was driving in Kelowna when police put his vehicle under surveillance, stopping him in a roadside check. He originally gave the police false identification but then provided his real name.
Crown Prosecutor Karla Dodds asked the judge for a $500 fine for the first offence and a $750 fine for the second, along with a further one year suspension of Mann’s driving license, calling his driving record, “not the best, or the worst record.”
Judge Sinclair fined Mann $500 for the first offence and $700 for the second, along with one year’s probation. He has one year to pay the fine.
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