Chronic alcoholic sent behind bars for 232 more days

A Stettler man with a long criminal record with alcohol problems will spend over 230 more days in jail after being sentenced in Stettler Provincial Court on April 8.

A Stettler man with a long criminal record with alcohol problems will spend over 230 more days in jail after being sentenced in Stettler Provincial Court on April 8.

Michael Allen Seyer, 41, of Stettler was sentenced to 232 more days after pleading guilty to various charges which include unlawful entry to a residence, driving while disqualified and two counts of breaching probation when he was intoxicated and was not keeping the peace.

“You have a horrendous problem and it has caused you a lot of grief and the community a lot of grief,” said Judge Albert Skinner.

Serving 38 days in jail before appearing in court, Seyer was also placed on probation for one year.

He was intoxicated when he entered a home on March 1, 2010 south of Botha at 9:17 p.m. and frightened a woman alone inside.

When police arrested him at his home, he was physically and verbally abusive.

His lawyer said Seyer is committed to transform his life and break this vicious addiction of alcohol and is sorry for his action to the female victim.

“I’m sure you are a fine gentleman without this problem of alcohol,” Judge Skinner told the accused.

Robert L. Charles, 24, of Stettler was handed a six-month conditional sentence and 12-months probation after pleading guilty to three counts of breach of probation, three counts for failing to comply with conditions, two counts of uttering threats and one count each of obstruction and resisting a peace officer and causing a disturbance.

“You have racked up a lot of offences and mostly related to alcohol,” said Judge Albert Skinner.

“If you break probation, you will go to jail for six months.”

Placed on house arrest for the first three months, Charles is required to be in his home 24 hours a day, seven days a week except with permission by his probation officer for work, medical and business appointments.

For the following three months, he will be given a curfew to allow him more time out of the home.

Kyle Jacob Grams, 21, was placed on probation for 12 months after pleading guilty to one count of joyriding near Stettler on Aug. 11, 2008 and for obstructing a peace officer.

He was also ordered to complete 50 hours of community service and prohibited from owning and using firearms for 10 years.

He was also ordered not to have any contact with Mike MacDonald, who was driving the vehicle that was owned by a friend of MacDonald.

Gary James Fournier was fined $2,875 for driving a motor vehicle without insurance after pleading guilty.

Jonathan N. Campbell pleaded guilty to exceeding the maximum speed limit and was fined $685 for driving 128 kilometers per hour in a 70-kilometer zone.

Ryley Scott Ramstad was fined $500 for careless driving after pleading guilty to a charge for an incident in Stettler on Oct. 16, 2009.

Jolene Dionne Lee was handed a 12-month common law peace bond for assault; she was not given a criminal record unless she breaks conditions of the bond.