Pay up or pay the consequences, young man discovers in court

Pay your debts or pay the consequences as one young man found out in Stettler Provincial Court on Aug. 12.

Nathan Wylee Charlton, 18, of Stettler, was ordered to pay over $1,100 he owes to various people after pleading guilty to failing to comply with a court order to pay the amounts which include $252 to one person, $294 to another person and about $600 of $800 to another party.

“Paying $10 a day for cigarettes but not pay people you owe is not good business,” said Judge T.G. Scollie.

Tommy Tran was fined $287 after pleading guilty to failing to stop at a stop sign.

Brian Leslie McBride, 48, of Stettler, was fined a minimum $1,000 after pleading guilty to driving a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content exceeding .08 milligrams. Leaving high school graduation class reunion on July 4, he was stopped by police and a breathalyzer test registered a low reading of 270 milligrams.

“I will leave the fine at the minimum although it is a high reading,” said Judge Scollie.

McBride had his driver’s licence suspended for one year even though he had no previous criminal record.

Charandeep Singh was fined $177 after pleading guilty to speeding.

Jeffrey Ivan Farmer, was fined $78 after pleading guilty to speeding by traveling 104 kilometers per hour in a 100 km/h zone.

“That’s a good deal,“ said Judge Scollie after accepting the recommendation of the fine from Crown Prosecutor Tony Bell.

Cynthia Laurin was fined $400 after pleading guilty to two counts of having her poodle and Chihuahua dogs running illegally at large in the Village of Botha.