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Fine, driving ban for impaired driving crash

A university student who aspires to study law has received a lesson in what it’s like to be an offender.

Vasilios Athanasios Giannopoulos was the driver of an SUV around 3 a.m. on Nov. 3 when he struck a parked vehicle on the 3500-block of Willowdale Crescent, Crown attorney Grant Hughes told court on Thursday.

The collision flipped the SUV onto its side, and Giannopoulos had to be removed by firefighters.

A woman who was in the passenger seat wasn’t seriously injured. She told police that she and Giannopoulos were on their way home from a party at the time of the crash.

Police rode with Giannopoulos in an ambulance to hospital and he told them that he’d downed a lot of vodka: "I screwed up. I drank way too much."

Despite his trip to hospital, it appears that Giannopoulos wasn’t seriously injured either.

The 22-year-old pleaded guilty on Thursday to impaired driving. He was fined $1,800 and banned from driving for 18 months.

Defence lawyer Patrick Sullivan said Giannopoulos is a university student who plans to pursue his education and potentially study law.

» Brandon Sun

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 1, 2014

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A university student who aspires to study law has received a lesson in what it’s like to be an offender.

Vasilios Athanasios Giannopoulos was the driver of an SUV around 3 a.m. on Nov. 3 when he struck a parked vehicle on the 3500-block of Willowdale Crescent, Crown attorney Grant Hughes told court on Thursday.

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A university student who aspires to study law has received a lesson in what it’s like to be an offender.

Vasilios Athanasios Giannopoulos was the driver of an SUV around 3 a.m. on Nov. 3 when he struck a parked vehicle on the 3500-block of Willowdale Crescent, Crown attorney Grant Hughes told court on Thursday.

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