Man drives away from court minutes after judge prohibits him from driving: OPP

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ORANGEVILLE, Ont. — Provincial police say they arrested a convicted drunk driver after he allegedly drove away from court — five minutes after a judge ordered him not to drive for a year.

Investigators say an officer was in the courthouse in Orangeville, Ont., for an unrelated matter on Thursday when he watched the judge deliver her sentence to the man.

They say that several minutes after that, the man got in his car and drove off.

Police say they were able to stop the accused.

The 35-year-old man from Mississauga, Ont., has been charged with operation while prohibited.

His vehicle was impounded for 45 days and he’s to appear back in court on Sept. 30.

The Canadian Press

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  1. This happens too many times .. they loose their licence or vehicle gets impounded but means nothing to some .. repeat offenders just a slap on the wrist and don’t care what could happen to the innocent person that could end up getting hit or killed .sad

  2. Why are people surprised? There are many people driving on suspended or revoked licenses. You can’t tell if a person is licensed just by watching them drive past.

  3. Laws are written for those that follow them. For those that don’t, nothing you write matters. Why all the ban your gun laws in the world are pointless.

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