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A P.E.I. man who evaded police whereas possessing 74 methamphetamine tablets has prevented a jail sentence.
Justin Andrew Bradley, 39, appeared in provincial court docket in Charlottetown on Dec. 15 and pleaded responsible to flight from police and drug possession. Crown lawyer Jeff MacDonald stayed an extra cost of harmful driving.
Flight from police
MacDonald advised the court docket that on Sunday, Oct. 30, Charlottetown police had been on common patrol and stopped on Gerald Road subsequent to College Avenue. The officers heard a loud noise from a purple Chevrolet Cobalt on College Avenue slamming on its brakes to keep away from hitting a automobile from behind. The automobile was stopped to let a pedestrian cross the highway. The Cobalt swerved across the stopped automobile, continued north on College Avenue after which turned left onto Summer season Road, mentioned MacDonald. Police activated its overhead emergency lights and siren and adopted the automobile because it travelled at a excessive charge of pace. The automobile – pushed by Bradley – didn’t cease for police however continued onto some aspect streets after which again onto College Avenue. It then was a car parking zone, the place police had been capable of block it from exiting.
74 methamphetamine tablets
Talking on the drug matter, federal Crown lawyer Jacob Zelman mentioned that in Bradley’s arrest, police search his automobile and located a fanny pack that contained 74 methamphetamine tablets. Zelman mentioned Bradley appeared to attempt to “do away with” the fanny pack, however no additional particulars had been supplied. MacDonald famous that Bradley has a prolonged and “very lively” prior prison file however there have not been any convictions since 2015.
MacDonald added that Bradley has been doing effectively recently and continues to dwell a “pro-social life-style” however had a “dangerous slip” on the date of the offences because of the pressures from post-tropical storm Fiona the earlier month. The circumstances round Bradley possessing the 74 methamphetamine tablets weren’t defined in court docket. Bradley additionally spoke briefly in regards to the affect Fiona had on his life, comparable to his plans to get married in September and dropping energy whereas nonetheless having to go to work every day. “It is nonetheless no excuse”, he added.
Fines, driving ban
For the flight from police driving offence, MacDonald beneficial a $500 superb and a three-month driving ban. Zelman additionally beneficial a superb for drug possession however left the quantity as much as the court docket. Chief Choose Jeff Lantz accepted each Crown suggestions and fined Bradley $500 for fleeing police, $700 for methamphetamine possession, and sufferer surcharges for every offence. Bradley was additionally banned from driving for 3 months. Bradley represented himself in court docket.