A Muskoka man’s struggles with alcohol have landed him behind bars.
Earlier this week in Bracebridge court, Matthew Flynn, 37, pleaded guilty to stealing a pick-up truck, driving with over 80 mg and stealing from the LCBO.
Court heard that on April 10, 2022, the Huntsville OPP received a call at 11:23 pm about an accident on Highway 11. Flynn had been driving a truck when he lost control and flipped it. When police arrived they found Flynn, injured and sitting by the roadside. He admitted to being drunk and was taken to the hospital for his injuries.
Blood samples found a blood/alcohol concentration of 191 mg per 100 ml of blood. The police later determined the truck had been stolen and Flynn was a suspended driver.
The court heard that earlier that same day Flynn visited the Huntsville LCBO and stole a bottle of Southern Comfort by putting it under his jacket. He returned later in the day and did the same thing again, court heard.
Flynn was ultimately sentenced to 105 days in jail, which he had already served in pre-trial custody, and a one-year driving ban.
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