*Correction: an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Obee had already been sentenced
A Huntsville man who compiled two impaired driving-related charges in one month is awaiting sentence.
Christopher Obee, 58, recently pled guilty in a Bracebridge courtroom to impaired driving, failing to comply with a breath demand and driving while suspended.
Court heard that on Jan. 10, 2022 police were called to a collision on Lone Pine Drive just at roughly 6 pm. The driver, Obee, said a snowmobile had cut him off but police smelled alcohol on his breath. He was given a breath test and blew 265 mg per of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, more than triple the legal limit.
Less than one month later on Feb. 9, 2022, police received a call from a concerned citizen regarding Obee. The police caught up with Obee, who was again driving. Court heard that Obee continued driving, despite efforts to pull him over, and proceeded down an unmaintained road before stopping. Court heard that Obee refused to take a breathalyzer test after exiting the vehicle and refused to be handcuffed.
Court heard that these are Obee’s third and fourth impaired-related convictions.
The court will be hearing further submissions in September before determining the appropriate sentence.
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