Jun 25, 2013 - MICHIGAN DRIVER SAYS HE WAS TRAUMATIZED BY TIME IN SARNIA JAIL

A Port Huron man who came to Canada to mail a parcel to Cuba wound up spending four days at the Sarnia jail for drunk driving.

Sandro Sando, 57, pleaded guilty in Sarnia court to the June 21 impaired driving.

After mailing the parcel, the day went to the devil, said defence lawyer Robert McFadden.

Sarnia Transit drivers called police at approximately 10 p.m. when they spotted a possible drunk driver.

Before police arrived Sando parked his Mercedes-Benz on an angle covering two parking spaces with one wheel on the curb.

Sando who had urinated in the street was staggering as he walked near his vehicle.

As the officer arrested him Sando called him a racist in addition to a number of obscene names.

At the police station Sando refused to provide a breath sample.

Sando did not believe he could be arrested because he was not driving when confronted by the officer, resulting in his belligerent behaviour, said McFadden.

The bus drivers had identified Sando as the driver.

Sando said he was traumatized by his time at the Sarnia jail where he could not sleep.

The four-day sentence was a sufficient penalty, said Justice Mark Hornblower.

A one-year driving ban in Canada was imposed but a cross-border government arrangement could bring a matching driving ban in the U.S.

Source: Sarnia Observer


 

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