Tees-area woman fined, suspended after driving ‘impaired in presence of children’

A Tees-area woman whose farming husband was sentenced in a high-profile case has now picked up a criminal record herself.

A Tees-area woman whose farming husband was sentenced in a high-profile case has now picked up a criminal record herself.

Trina Dianne Knight, 31, has been fined $1,200 for failing to provide a breath sample to police near Alix last June 20.

She was sentenced last Thursday in Stettler Provincial Court.

The woman’s husband, Brian Knight, was sentenced last year to 90 days in jail after being convicted of criminal negligence causing bodily harm for using a 12-gauge shotgun to shoot at an intruder on his farm in March 2009.

Last July, Brian Knight won an appeal for shooting at the would be thief.

Last week in Stettler, Judge Harry D. Gaede reprimanded Trina Knight.

“An aggravating part was that you were impaired in the presence of your children,” the judge said.

Police reported that she was swerving her mini-van.

Last week, Trina Knight was also suspended from driving for one year.

In other court news:

— Nicole Marie Champagne, 31, was fined $2,000 for impaired driving and placed on probation and prohibited from consuming alcohol and drugs.

— Ramsey Sauir Shuqair, 25, was fined $1,000 for impaired driving with a reading of 120 milligrams on Aug. 19 and prohibited from driving for one year.

— Ryan Frederick Ashton, 28, of Botha was fined $1,200 for (impaired) care and control of a vehicle, with a low reading of 190 milligrams, and suspended from driving for one year.

— Dillion J. MacKenzie, 20, of Alix was handed a suspended sentence and placed on probation for one year for a charge of mischief to property for cutting wires to a video camera on top of the Alix Community Hall last year.

“It was caught on video and he was recognizable,” said Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson.

MacKenzie was also ordered to pay restitution of $4,500 to the Village of Alix.

— Jamie Dale Fisher, 28, was fined $1,150 for possession of marijuana when police discovered eight marijuana plants and equipment on his property near Meeting Creek on June 9.

Fisher was also prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years.

— Albert J. Gutierrez was fined $690 for possession of marijuana when 65 grams of marijuana was discovered in his vehicle near Erskine on July 9.

— Gordon William Longpre was fined a total of $920 for four counts of failing to comply with requirements to keep a log in a commercial vehicle.

— Robert Charles Mayhew was given a six-month conditional discharge for a count of mischief when he kicked and damaged a fence on a residential property in Stettler on Feb. 12. He was also ordered to pay $875.70 restitution for the damages.

“It’s really aggravating for law-abiding citizens to have their property damaged,” Judge Gaede said.

— Christina MacPherson was fined $402 for following too closely behind and crashing into a Clearview School Division bus at the junction of highways 12 and 56 on March 21 at about 2:30 p.m. The bus received minor damage.

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