Deer Lake man with history of driving offences released

Cory Hurley
Published on March 2, 2013
Anthony Strickland speaks with legal aid lawyer Sandi MacKinnon  in provincial court in Corner Brook in this March 2013 file photo.
File photo

DEER LAKE  A Deer Lake man, arrested again this week on several breaches of the Highway Traffic Act, is not even allowed to sit in the driver’s seat of any motorized vehicle.

Anthony Strickland, 35, was arrested after RCMP officers saw him driving in Deer Lake Thursday. He was known to police to be without a driver’s licence and had a history of driving anyway. He already owes more than $8,000 in fines and was set to appear in court in April in relation to four outstanding driving offences.

Thursday he was charged with driving without a licence and breaching an undertaking. He appeared in provincial court in Corner Brook Friday, and Crown attorney Michael Fox agreed to release him on a recognizance. The conditions included a $5,000 surety, while he must remain in a Deer Lake residence between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. and is not allowed to operate any motor vehicle, or permitted in the driver’s seat of any motor vehicle, regardless of whether it is running or not. Strickland must also attend court if he has any change of address.

Strickland must return to court April 16, the same date as was set for his previous charges. In December, he was arrested in Corner Brook following a traffic stop. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, operating a motor vehicle with a defective windshield, and failing to notify of a transfer of vehicle ownership.

The vehicle he was driving in December was impounded by police.

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