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  • Duffy
    January 23, 2013 - 18:25

    It is nice to at least see that some money was spent on an item of value (firetruck) instead of being squandered. He will be dealt with harshly by the justice system there and get a weekend of house arrest - maybe.

  • Maggy Carter
    January 23, 2013 - 16:11

    Given the facts contained in the article, it is probably that the theft charge was laid in error. There was clearly no intent (or prospect) of converting the firetruck to his own, which element is required for conviction of theft under section 322 of the Criminal Code. It could be replaced by the lesser charge by way of summary process under section 335 which is the possession of a vehicle without the owner's consent (otherwise known as 'joyriding'). The balance of the charges are nonetheless quite serious - in particular, drunk driving of a vehicle which by its nature could have caused serious injury or death.

  • John Smith
    January 23, 2013 - 15:26

    ...nice truck...I wonder who paid for that?

  • flexxa
    January 23, 2013 - 12:37

    ...stealing a fire truck? - in Sheshatshiu? Seriously this guy is not one I would want using the same judgement in fighting a fire or saving a life. Hopefully the punishment is not as ridiculous as the facts surrounding the crime.