‘Relapse’ leads to rampage

A 28-year-old Stettler man will spend another 56 days behind bars for multiple criminal charges

  • Mar. 20, 2013 10:00 a.m.

A 28-year-old Stettler man will spend another 56 days behind bars for multiple criminal charges, including theft of a vehicle and fraud from a bank.

Sean Russell Jansen was handed a sentence of 90 days in jail less 34 days already spent in custody for incidents in which he was intoxicated at the time.

“If I hadn’t been drinking, none of these problems would have happened,” Jansen told Judge Gordon Deck. “I relapsed and I want to get help.”

Jansen was charged for stealing a Chevrolet Cruze rental vehicle, mischief to property when he smashed a telephone at Stettler RCMP station, stealing $85.10 in fuel from Stettler Esso and two counts of fraud totalling $980 from an Alberta Treasury Branch in Hinton.

Judge Deck made his sentence on “what might deter Mr. Jansen and others from doing this.”

After he completes his jail time, Jansen will be placed on 12 months’ probation and ordered to take counselling and treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, anger management and domestic violence, and prohibited from consuming alcohol and drugs.

Jason Allan Montgomery, 30, was fi ned $1,400 for impaired care and control of a vehicle after driving in the ditch along Highway 12 about one kilometre east of Botha with the lowest alcohol reading of 160 milligrams, double the legal limit.

“It will never happen again,” Montgomery told the judge.

“That’s what I want to hear,” Judge Deck said.

Montgomery was also suspended from driving for one year.

— Froese