Provincial Court Feb 13, 2003  Judge Gallagher presiding:

Darveau, Yvon. Pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of driving without due care and attention after being observed by members of Citizens on Patrol. The crown attorney noted that the accused had no record although a 24 hour driving prohibition had been imposed in 1977. Judge Gallagher imposed a fine of $200 and gave Mr. Darveau 30 days to pay. Victims Surcharge was levied.

Galligos, Karen M. Trial date set for March 19/03 on a charge of assault.

Rogers, Douglas E. Five hours will be set for a trial, date not yet determined, on driving charges.

Tanti, Jeffrey V. May 21 and June 4, 2003, have been set for trial dates on charges of breach of undertaking or recognizance.

Thom, Frederick G. Trial date set for February 27/03 on charges of assault, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Mr. Thom pleaded guilty to a charge of theft under $5,000. Crown attorney noted the accused's problem with alcohol and a previous conviction which resulted in a fine of $100. He asked for a larger fine on this occasion. Judge Gallagher imposed a fine of $100, gave Mr. Thom four months to pay and waived the Victims Surcharge. Charges of assault and resisting arrest were stayed.

Wasp, James G. Pleaded guilty to three charges of possession of a controlled substance, namely, heroin and cocaine. In his prosecution address, Crown Counsel Rod Johnston noted that the accused was "known to the RCMP as a member of the drug underworld." He made no sentencing recommendation but Judge Gallagher said she was not prepared to impose a sentence without some input. Mr. Johnston suggested $300 or $400 might be appropriate. After a short recess and some consideration, Judge Gallagher said that the penalty could have been a fine of not more than $1,000 and from six months to seven years in jail. She then imposed a fine of $400, giving Mr. Wasp six months to pay. She asked Mr. Wasp if this would be satisfactory to him; he agreed. Victims Surcharge was levied.