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Drunk driving journey

A Chelmsford man who managed to drive between Toronto and Sudbury while severely intoxicated only to get into an accident near his Chelmsford home, was given a jail sentence Wednesday.

?Bud Girl? appeals drunk driving conviction

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca A Sudbury woman fired from her job as a ?Bud Girl? after being convicted of impaired driving will have to wait a couple more weeks to find out whether or not her conviction will be overturned.

Routine traffic investigation got ugly

Although witnesses cried out Â?police brutality,Â? three officers have testified they feared for their safety when a man grabbed for a service revolver during a struggle.

Another convenience store robbed

A man with a knife robbed the Madison Confectionary Store, located 2176 Madison Avenue, last night. At around 10:20 pm, the lone male clerk was approached by the armed robber who demanded money and cigarettes.

Montpellier?s lawyers will seek change of venue

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca One of the most anticipated criminal trials in this city?s history might not take place here.

Ski hill open

The Capreol Ski Hill is open for another season of downhill skiing and snowboarding. Rope tow and concession services are open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:30 and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 pm.

Driver receives heavy fine for failing to obey new highway traffic law

BY KEITH LACEY klacey@northernlife.ca Drivers approaching an area where an emergency vehicle is flashing its red lights have to slow down. Or else.

MD faces sex charges

A Sudbury doctor accused of sexually assaulting three female patients several years ago will appear in court in June for the beginning of a preliminary hearing. The hearing will be held June 21-24 at the Sudbury courthouse.

Dad on probation

A Sudbury man now has a criminal record after he admitted to continually harassing his ex-girlfriend in order to gain access to their young child. Michel Parent, 34, pleaded guilty to criminal harassment Wednesday.

Drinker has licence suspended

A middle-aged man whose life of abusing alcohol will likely end his life, had his driver?s licence suspended for one year and he was fined $1,000 for drunk driving and a few other minor offences Wednesday.