Appearing in Courtroom 102 before Her Honour Justice Elaine Burton this morning, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 is RICKY MARTIN. He’s in his late 50’s and over 6 feet tall wearing a dark coloured suit. Martin is pleading guilty to operation of a motor vehicle having a blood alcohol content over .080. The impaired charge is withdrawn.
Crown Attorney Sarah Munch reads the admitted facts into the record.
On January 9, 2017, the Thunder Bay Police came across a running truck with snow plow blade stuck in the ditch on Broadway Avenue about 8:55 pm. The male driver exited the vehicle and was blurry eyed with slurred speech. At 9 pm, his rights were read to him and he was placed under arrest. At 9:05 pm he was transported to the police station on Balmoral. He refused to speak to a lawyer. After 9:20pm he provided 2 breath samples blowing .171 & .175.
This is his second DUI conviction in past 5 years, so that’s an automatic minimum of 30 days in jail and 2-year driving prohibition. Court hears that he’s a retired grain inspector who started his own snowplowing company calked Martin Services Corporation.
He’s to serve his sentence on weekends. He must report sober to the Thunder Bay Jail every Friday night at 8 pm and he’ll be released every Monday morning at 6 am. He will be on probation during the week. He receives a 100$ victim surcharge fine and is given 6 months to pay.
And he’s handcuffed and led out of Courtroom by Thunder Bay Police to go to Thunder Bay Jail to be processed and released.
HE’S LIVING THE WEEKEND JAILA !!
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