| Posted: Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 06:00 am
A jail cell will be one St. Albert man’s humble abode for the next 12 days, after he broke into his own home last week.
William David Warwick appeared in court Monday via closed circuit television from the Edmonton Remand Centre and pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to comply with the conditions of his recognizance.
Warwick was banned from consuming alcohol and returning to his home in St. Albert due to an alleged assault against a female complainant in July. On Aug. 7 around 10 p.m., RCMP found Warwick asleep under a pile of blankets in a basement bedroom of his residence. He was visibly intoxicated and had broken through a basement window to get inside. Warwick told the court he had “nowhere else to go.”
Judge Bruce Garriock handed him a jail sentence of 15 days. He has 12 days left to serve.
Shot at redemption
With two charges against his name, a 20-year-old St. Albert man is looking for a second chance.
Tyler Cody Fisher pleaded guilty to two counts of driving while over the legal blood alcohol limit in relation to vehicle collisions in both St. Albert and Edmonton.
In the early morning hours of Jan. 1, RCMP were called to a three vehicle collision on Perron Street. Fisher was the driver of one of the vehicles and while being treated by EMS for injuries, was found to be intoxicated.
Fisher told police he drank a 2-6 of liquor, eight beers and used cocaine on New Year’s Eve – the night before. The breath samples he provided to RCMP read 159 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
The 20-year-old was involved in a second car accident in Edmonton three months later. On March 31, police responded to an overturned 2000 Pontiac Sunfire facing west in the southbound lane on Groat Road. Fisher was later indentified as the driver of the vehicle, which was also carrying four other occupants.
An investigation determined the car hit a patch of black ice and collided with the centre barrier. Police determined Fisher was intoxicated at the time; he provided breath samples reading 110 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, the legal limit is 80 milligrams.
Instead of being convicted of his charges, Fisher’s defence counsel sought out a curative discharge. Considered rare, curative discharges are given if the court finds that the offender has a serious alcohol or drug problem and there is a reasonable chance of them overcoming their problems through treatment.
Fisher told the court he has been drinking alcohol since the age of 16.
If granted a curative discharge, the impaired related charges would not appear on the 20-year-old’s criminal record, instead he would be placed on probation with strict conditions.
Fisher will be back in court in March 2014 for his sentence to be determined. For now he has been placed on a two-year driving prohibition with a minimum of six months before he can apply to the Interlock program.