Court Report: ATV driver receives sentence

In August of 2009 a young Clearwater girl was severely injured in an ATV crash on Dunn Lake Road. The driver of the ATV was charged and pled guilty to dangerous driving causing injury

In August of 2009 a young Clearwater girl was severely injured in an ATV crash on Dunn Lake Road. The driver of the ATV was charged and pled guilty to dangerous driving causing injury.

He was sentenced June 6 in Kamloops Court. He was given a 12-month conditional sentence – one step away from jail. He must abide by a number of conditions and should he fail to do that he could face spending the remaining time in custody.

One of the conditions is house arrest. He is only allowed out of the house for two hours a day for the first four months. Some of the other conditions include no alcohol, do 80 hours community service and write a letter of apology. He is also prohibited from driving for two years.

Impaired driver

Michael David Clark was found guilty on June 8 of impaired driving. This investigation stems from a call to police in August of 2008 of a possible impaired driver. The officer located the vehicle and noted strong signs of impairment.

During the trial the officer gave testimony about the symptoms he observed. The accused gave a multitude of reasons for the symptoms, but the judge found them inconsistent and not logical. He was fined $1,200 and given a one-year driving prohibition.

Drug conviction

Two males in Little Fort were fined after pleading guilty to drug possession. Police executed a search warrant at a house on Highway 24 in December of 2009. Inside they found marijuana in various locations in the house along with some marijuana plants being grown.

The two were charged and a trial began. After the testimony of one police officer, the two changed their pleas to guilty. One male who had a history of drug convictions was fined $1,200, the other $700. A 15 per cent victim surcharge was added to the fine.