R. v. Minute, (1979) 19 A.R. 495 (NWTSC)

JudgeTallis, J.
CourtSupreme Court of Northwest Territories (Canada)
Case DateNovember 16, 1979
JurisdictionNorthwest Territories
Citations(1979), 19 A.R. 495 (NWTSC)

R. v. Minute (1979), 19 A.R. 495 (NWTSC)

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R. v. Minute

Indexed As: R. v. Minute

Northwest Territories Supreme Court

Tallis, J.

November 16, 1979.


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Criminal Law - Topic 5865

Sentencing - Dangerous driving - The accused was convicted of dangerous driving contrary to section 233(4) of the Criminal Code - The accused had consumed an excessive amount of alcohol and admitted to driving in a very dangerous manner - The accused was sentenced to imprisonment for one month, and an absolute suspension of his driver's licence for one year followed by a further suspension of one year except in the course of his employment - The accused appealed on the ground that his sentence was excessive - The Northwest Territories Supreme Court dismissed the appeal on the ground that the trial judge considered all the relevant sentencing factors.

Statutes Noticed:

Criminal Code of Canada, R.S.C. 1970, c. C-34, sect. 233(4) [para. 1].

Northwest Territories Motor Vehicle Ordinance, sect. 53 [para. 3]; sect. 54 [para. 4].


D.M. Cooper, for the appellant;

P. Asselin, for the respondent Crown.

This case was heard by TALLIS, J., of the Northwest Territories Supreme Court.

On November 16, 1979, TALLIS, J., delivered the following judgment:

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