Negligence brings big fine to dog owner

A rural dog owner found out in Stettler Provincial Court on Aug. 26 that it can get very expensive if you can’t or don’t control your canines.

Jolene Mary Hall was fined a total of $1,330 for bylaw infractions for dogs in the County of Stettler, with $750 for a dog bite, $500 for dog attack and $80 for a dog running at large.

“We have taken this very seriously and we will ensure it doesn’t happen again,” Hall said to Judge J. D. Holmes.

“We have written to the victims to apologize and we are very sorry,” she said after pleading guilty.

Jesse Darren Anderson, 23, of Halkirk was fined a total of $2,200 after pleading guilty to three counts.

He was fined $1,000 for driving while suspended, $750 for obstructing a police officer and $500 for breaching probation.

“If you come back to court with the same charges, you’ll end up in jail,” said Judge Holmes.

Leslie Stephen Waldo was fined $2,000 after pleading guilty to driving a vehicle with a blood-alcohol limit over the legal limit of .08 milligrams near Alix on March 28, 2009.

With a prior related record, he was also suspended from driving for one year.

Terry Raymond Nims was fined $1,500 for driving a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content over .08 milligrams for an incident in Stettler in August and was suspended from driver for one year. With a related record, his lower of two readings was 130.

David Verl Johnson was fined $1,200 for driving a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content over .08 milligrams in an incident in Ferintosh on June 9. With the lower of two readings at 240, he was also suspended from driving for one year.

“I regret my lack of judgment, and my stupidity,” said Johnson who had no previous related record and pleaded guilty.

“Those are extremely high readings,” said Judge Holmes.

Devin Allan Jackson, 26, of Innisfail, was fined $1,500 after pleading guilty to driving over the legal limit with a lower reading of 170 milligrams, and suspended from driving for one year. “I’m very regretful for my actions,” said Jackson.

Jason Richard was fined $2,875 for driving a motor vehicle without insurance and $230 for driving an unregistered vehicle.

Gabriel Steinhubl was fined $300 for failing to report a motor vehicle after he clipped another vehicle while leaving a parking stall at a Stettler business on May 4. Pleading guilty, he admitted his actions.

Nathan W. Charlton, 18, of Stettler was sentenced to 14 days already served and placed on probation for 12 months for theft over $5,000 – a truck from Corner Appliance in Stettler and eight charges of failing to comply with probation and conditions.

“You’re going to have to get off alcohol,” said Judge Holmes.

“I read your letters and people are optimistic and you’ve taken some action to overcome your addiction problem.”

Donald Jack Bosma was issued a peace bond for 12 months after pleading guilty to possession of property obtained by crime, and several counts of firearms charges. By receiving a peace bond, all charges were withdrawn.

Randy Arthur Brault was issued a common law peace bond for 18 months after pleading guilty to assault with the charge dropped and prohibited from contact with the victim.

Justin Ralph was issued a common law peace bond for 18 months after pleading guilty to a charge of assault that the judge withdrew.

He was ordered to stay out of the Town of Bashaw and prohibited from any contact with the victim during the time of the peace bond.

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