Alcohol, drugs tip Stettler docket

Among those who appeared in Stettler provincial court last week:

Among those who appeared in Stettler provincial court last week:

• Colin Russell Klassen pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving and a three-hour trial was set for May 8.

• Christopher McGoldrick, charged with driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol, was ordered to appear in person in court Jan. 9.

• Cole Jesse Maddex pleaded not guilty to possession of stolen property and his trial was set for March 11 where he will represent himself.

• Shane Riggins-Guynup pleaded guilty to illegal consumption of alcohol in Stettler on Oct. 24 following a routine traffic stop and was fined $284.

• Kendele Lee Guynup, charged with possession of a controlled substance, is scheduled to reappear in court Jan. 9.

• Chase Soderburg pleaded guilty to unauthorized possession of weapons in an incident on Sept. 25 after he had gone to the RCMP detachment in Stettler regarding another matter and police noticed a magazine with ammunition sitting on the front seat, as well as three rifl es in plain view.

Soderburg told the court that he was planning on using them to go hunting.

Judge J. Hunt told Soderburg that the guns “are not toys.”

Soderburg was fined $400.

• A trial for Ronald William Baker, charged with assault with a weapon, was set for May 22.

• Jordon Arthur Foster, charged with possession of a controlled substance, will reappear in court Jan. 9.

• Travis Nelson Raymond, charged with possession of a controlled substance, is slated to appear in court March 13.

• Mackenzie Schell was given a one-year’s driving prohibition and fined $1,000 for care and control of a vehicle while impaired.

Crown prosecutor Murray MacPherson told the court that Schell was found Oct. 19 at 2:32 a.m. in a vehicle in the parking lot of a local restaurant, with vomit by the driver’s door and the vehicle running.

Judge J. Hunt, in sentencing, said he took into account Schell’s early guilty plea, the circumstances, and that his blood alcohol was at the lower end of the scale on the Breathalyzer. Schell was also prohibited from driving for a year, but is able to apply for the interlock program after three months.

• Nicholas Pederson, charged with assault, two counts of breach of conditions, two counts of failing to comply, and two counts of breach of a protection order, appeared by CCTV from Red Deer Remand Centre. While in custody he was charged additionally with harassment for making 44 phone calls and leaving two messages to an individual.

His matters were moved to Red Deer for Dec. 18.

• Jennifer Lea Pruissen, appearing via CCTV from Red Deer Remand Centre, was released on $500 cash bail.

Pruissen, charged with robbery and unlawful use of a firearm for a recent incident at the Bashaw bottle depot, appears in Stettler provincial court Jan. 9 for election and plea.

• Michael White, charged with sexual assault, assault, and unlawful confinement, is due back in court Jan. 9 for election and plea.

• Geoffrey W. Sinasac, charged with careless driving, impaired driving, and driving while over .08, is set to appear again on Jan. 9.

• Anthony Bryan Glazier, charged with impaired driving and driving while over .08 appears on Jan. 9.

• Mark William Gole, charged with two counts of blood alcohol exceeding .08 is set for trial on June 12 at 1:30 in Stettler provincial court.

• Brian David Heft, charged with theft of a motor vehicle, appeared in Stettler provincial court via CCTV from Red Deer Remand Centre and had his matter moved to Red Deer provincial court.

• Daniel John Cassidy, charged with driving without insurance and speeding, was fined $2,875.

• Ronald G. Dithurbide of Castor, charged with breach of probation, was fined $150.

• Ty Colt Fraser, charged with failing to report an accident, reappears in court Jan. 9 for election and plea.

• Douglas Wayne Slemp, charged with driving while impaired, driving with no insurance, and failing to comply with provisions, reappears Jan. 9 for election and plea.

reporter1@stettlerindependent.com

 

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