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TRURO, N.S. —

Salmon River woman receives fine/probation for failing breathalyzer

A Salmon River woman who recently pled guilty to failing the breathalyzer was fined $1,200 and placed on probation for one year.

Heather McNutt, 54, of Prince Street also lost her driving privileges for one year.

As part of her probation conditions, McNutt is banned from consuming alcohol and must not enter establishments where it is sold as a primary source of business.

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Curative discharge ordered for Truro man

A Truro man was recently given a curative discharge during sentencing in provincial court on a charge of failing the breathalyzer.

Jason Daniel Robert Bailey, 30, of Braemar Court was also placed on probation for two years.

Bailey was charged in May 2016. He was given a one-year driving suspension after pleading guilty to the charge in July 2016.

His probation conditions include abstaining from alcohol and remaining away from places where alcohol is sold. He must also be assessed for possible counselling for alcohol consumption.

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Truro man gets suspended sentence/probation for assault

A former North River man who was found guilty in a trial of assaulting a woman and uttering threats of bodily harm was given a two-year suspended sentence and placed on probation for two years.

Adam Joseph Elliott, 29, of Park Street was also fined $200 after pleading guilty to breaching a court undertaking by failing to abstain from alcohol or other intoxicating substances.

As part of his probation conditions, Elliott is banned from possessing, consuming or using alcohol or illicit drugs and must take counselling as directed for alcohol consumption, anger management, domestic violence and mental health issues.

For the first 12 months of his probation, Elliott must also adhere to a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. He is further banned from possessing a firearm for five years.

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Trenton man given increased penalty for repeat drinking and driving conviction

TRURO, N.S.

A Trenton man who pled guilty to failing the breathalyzer was fined $2,500 and placed on probation for two years.

Kevin Frank MacDonald, 57, of Porter Street also had his driving privileges revoked for four years. His conviction was the fourth such drinking and driving offence since the early 1990s.

As part of his probation conditions, MacDonald is not permitted to consume alcohol and must not enter establishments where it is sold as a primary source of business.

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