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Valley Journal Advertiser - 2021-11-23

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Kings and West Hants court report

POLITICS

Christopher Daniel Goodhew, 34, of Kingston, has been fined for having a blood alcohol concentration equal to or exceeding the legal limit within two hours after ceasing to operate a conveyance. Goodhew pleaded guilty to the charge on Nov. 17. Judge Christopher Manning fined Goodhew $1,500 and imposed a one-year driving prohibition against him. Goodhew committed the offence in Kingston on Aug. 14. The legal blood alcohol limit is 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. However, Goodhew gave breathalyzer readings of 130 and 130. A charge of operating a conveyance while his ability to do so was impaired by alcohol was withdrawn on Nov. 17. Amanda Marie MacDonald, 30, of Somerset, has been handed a conditional discharge with probation for wilfully obstructing a police officer engaged in executing his duty. MacDonald changed her plea to guilty on Sept. 21. The matter was adjourned to Nov. 16 to allow a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing. Judge Christopher Manning handed MacDonald a conditional discharge with 12 months of probation. MacDonald committed the offence in Berwick on May 22, 2019. Several other charges against MacDonald were dismissed on Sept. 21, with the Crown offering no evidence. They include having a blood alcohol concentration that was equal to or exceeding the legal limit within two hours after ceasing to operate a conveyance; operating a conveyance while her ability to do so was impaired to any degree by alcohol or a drug or both; assaulting a police officer engaged in the execution of his duty; and resisting a police officer engaged in the execution of his duty. John Paul Lester Justason, 22, of North Kentville, has been handed a suspended sentence with probation after pleading guilty to three counts of assault. Justason pleaded guilty to the charges on Aug. 31 and the matters were adjourned to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing. On Nov. 10, Judge Ronda Van Der Hoek handed Justason a suspended sentence with 12 months of probation on the three charges. Justason committed the offences in Wolfville between Dec. 15, 2019, and Aug. 1, 2020. Two more counts of assault were withdrawn on Nov. 10. David Andrew Joyce, 53, of Weltons Corner, has been handed a suspended sentence with probation for committing an assault. Joyce changed his plea to guilty on Nov. 16. Judge Christopher Manning handed Joyce a suspended sentence with 12 months of probation. Joyce committed the offence in Weltons Corner on Nov. 14, 2020. Another count of assault was dismissed on Nov. 16. Matthew Paul Thorpe, 47, of Medford, has been handed a suspended sentence with probation for committing an assault. Thorpe changed his plea to guilty on Sept. 21, and the matter was adjourned to Nov. 16 to allow a pre-sentence report to be prepared and for sentencing. Judge Christopher Manning handed Thorpe a suspended sentence with 12 months of probation. Thorpe committed the offence in Port Williams on July 9, 2020. Other charges against Thorpe were dismissed on Nov. 16. They include two counts of uttering a death threat and failing to comply with a condition of his undertaking to have no direct or indirect contact with an individual. Kingston man fined for breathalyzer offence Somerset woman receives conditional discharge Suspended sentence for 2020 assault Suspended sentence for assault in Weltons Corner North Kentville man given suspended sentence for assaults

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