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Osoyoos prohibited driver is without a license for another year

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January 13, 2017 - 2:30 PM

PENTICTON - An Osoyoos man told a judge in Penticton court today he wished he had understood the consequences of his actions when he was caught driving while prohibited. 

Christopher Blair Conti-Tessier, 31, lost his driver's licence for a year and was fined $500 for driving with just two days remaining in a 90 day driving prohibition.

Crown prosecutor Andrew Vandersluys told court today, Jan. 13, Conti-Tessier was stopped by RCMP in Oliver on May 7, 2016, for a routine license and sobriety check. Conti-Tessier produced his health card for identification and police discovered he was subject to a 90 day immediate roadside prohibition.

With no criminal record, and no outstanding fines current, Vandersluys recommended the minimum mandatory sentence of a $500 fine and a one year driving prohibition.

Defence lawyer Robert Maxwell said his client was two days’ short of completing the 90 day prohibition when he was caught driving to work.

Conti-Tessier told Judge Meg Shaw he did not realize the result of driving that day would mean a further year without a license.

“I wish I had understood the consequences of my actions at the time,” he said. "It’s been a hard lesson to learn.”

Judge Shaw agreed to Crown’s sentencing recommendation.


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