A Huntsville man found himself answering for a pair of different incidents in Bracebridge court earlier this week.
On Tuesday Jacob Wilder of Huntsville pleaded guilty to impaired driving and also entered into a peace bond for threatening to kill a neighbour’s dog.
The first incident occurred on April 24, 2020 when OPP noticed Wilder driving past the scene of an accident that had occurred sometime earlier. It was alleged that whoever caused the accident had failed to remain at the scene. When Wilder drove by in his minivan sometime later the OPP were suspicious and pulled him over. They found his blood alcohol concentration to be above the legal limit.
He was ultimately fined $1,000 and banned from driving for a year.
The Crown attorney said they could have asked for a larger fine or even jail time for failing to remain at the scene of an accident. However, she said there were triable issues that prevented them from pursuing that conviction
In a completely unrelated incident, Court heard that Wilder threatened to have a neighbour’s dog killed after it became involved in an altercation with his own dog. Wilder was placed on a peace bond as a result of that incident.
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