September 27, 2013 - 10:30 AM
KAMLOOPS - A 62-year-old Clearwater man has been handed jail-time after wandering around drunk and naked in public one too many times.
"This is the tenth time you've been before the courts for these types of offences," said Kamloops Provincial Court judge Chris Cleaveley.
Michael Goller pleaded guilty yesterday to four counts of nudity in public view on private property.
Crown prosecutor Frank Caputo described multiple occasions Goller got drunk and wandered around Clearwater naked. On March 15 of this year, a mother and her son saw him naked in a field after school near Dairy Queen.
"School had just ended for the day and children were in the area," Caputo said. "A young person was exposed to this."
"Obviously enough is enough."
Defence lawyer Michelle Stanford said Goller once lived on a sailboat and lives off of a pension, maintaining his own property, making his own beer and wine and living in 'isolation.'
"Every single one of those offences, he was extremely intoxicated," she added. "He doesn't remember being nude in public at all."
Cleaveley said there's more to the issue with six prior convictions similar in nature.
"It's alarming," he said. "I can understand the community being upset with this."
Goller was sentenced to 90 days in jail for each count to be served concurrently. He was credited with 24 days already served. He was also sentenced to one year probation and ordered not to attend the Dairy Queen in Clearwater.
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