A Sudbury man with a serious alcohol and drug problem who pulled a knife on two bouncers at a downtown bar in early April will have 14 months to try and turn his life around behind bars.
Justice Yvon Renaud told Kevin Boyle, 25, he was imposing a ?crossroads sentence? of 14 months in jail to be served at the Northern Treatment Centre in Sault Ste. Marie.
Renaud then warned Boyle if he returns to court charged with a serious offence a judge will have no choice but to impose a penitentiary term.
Boyle pleaded guilty to two counts of assault causing bodily harm.
Court heard Boyle showed up wasted at The Grand nightclub the evening of April 5.
Two bouncers recognized him and knew he was on a ?barred list? which bans certain patrons from entering the establishment, but Boyle didn?t want to leave and pulled a knife on the two bouncers, said assistant Crown attorney Len Walker.
A serious scuffle ensued as the bouncers tried to pry the knife away from Boyle.
Eventually Boyle was subdued and tackled to the ground in the lobby, said Walker.
Both bouncers went to hospital, but neither suffered any serious injuries.
Court heard Boyle was on a probation order to not consume alcohol and stay out of trouble when this incident occurred.
Boyle was arrested by police and has remained in custody at the Sudbury District Jail until his guilty plea and sentence were imposed Wednesday, May 22, 2002.