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Drunk driver gets 4 months in jail

Four months in jail is the sentence for a driver who had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he crashed.

“He posed a huge danger,” Crown attorney Rich Lonstrup said as Cody Merle Jones was recently sentenced.

Jones, of Kenton, was the driver of a vehicle when it rolled about six kilometres south of Hamiota on the evening of July 28, 2012.

It was the passenger, Jones’ friend, who dialed 911. Jones was trapped inside the damaged vehicle and had to be removed by firefighters.

He was taken to Hamiota hospital to treat injuries that included a split lip and cuts to his face.

Tests later determined that he had up to triple the legal limit of alcohol in his blood at the time of the crash.

Bruises were the only injuries to Jones’ friend.

Jones, 32, was convicted of driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit on Nov. 8, following a trial.

He admits he was drinking beer during a fishing trip and then visited a bar before the crash.

He has a previous record for impaired driving.

Judge Shauna Hewitt-Michta sentenced Jones in Brandon court on Monday. Besides his four-month jail term, Jones received a three-year driving ban.

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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 27, 2014

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