(THUNDER BAY, ON) – This conviction had slipped through our very busy hands, but today we are going to report on the outcome of the 23-year-old Adam Daniel Vance who drove his truck into the Barb’s Laundromat on May Street earlier this year.
On May 20th, 2018 the owner of the building where Barb’s Laundromat is located on May Street discovered that their building had been struck by a grey Ford pick-up truck overnight. The driver, 23-year-old Adam Daniel Vance was drunk and taken to hospital with unknown injuries.
Vance appeared before Her Honour, Justice Burton on September 4th, 2018 to answer to the drinking and driving charges.
Vance plead guilty to having over 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood while operating a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle while his ability to do so was impaired by alcohol. The Crown withdrew the “operating a motor vehicle while his ability to do so was impaired” and prosecuted Vance on the “over 80mg” charge in what can be viewed as a “plea deal”.
The building sustained serious damage due to Vance’s drunken choices. He is lucky that no one other than himself was hurt or killed during this incident.
Vance was sentenced to 12 months of probation and a $1200 fine, in which he has 6 months to pay. He is also ordered not to drive for 1 year by the courts. The MTO is likely to also suspend his license for another year after the court-ordered suspension is up.
Today marks the day that police officers can now demand a breath sample from motorists they pull over with less requirements as yesterday. This new law will hopefully keep people like Vance from drinking and driving again.
Thinking about drinking and driving? Making excuses for those that do? Please watch this video below in it’s entirety.
Court documents are posted below, along with the previous story below that.
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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Barb’s Laundromat is not a drive-thru Service, despite what some people may have seen.
Overnight a Ford pick-up truck collided with the front of the Barb’s structure, causing significant damage. The structure has visibly shifted north at the May street side of the building.
The male suspect was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. Nobody from this situation appeared in bail court this morning.
A witness on the scene, who wishes to remain anonymous, tells TRCCTB.COM that the male suspect was wreaking of alcohol.
A contractor was on site this morning beginning the cleanup and assessing the damage to the building.
This is a developing story, and will have more info later today.
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