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A man who took a drunken snowmobile ride in Ste Anne last year will find out this fall how long he’ll spend behind bars.
Christian Daniel DeJong was apprehended by Ste Anne Police just after midnight on Jan. 26, 2019.
Crown prosecutor Theresa Cannon said DeJong was driving west along a sidewalk and attempted to evade police by accelerating into a large field.
His blood-alcohol level was found to be .17, more than double the legal limit.
During a court appearance in Steinbach July 23 before Judge Robert Heinrichs, DeJong pleaded guilty to driving over .08 and to obstructing a peace officer, a charge downgraded from flight from a peace officer.
Sentencing was adjourned to Nov. 5, per a request by defence lawyer Theodore Mariash.
DeJong is looking at a minimum 30-day jail term because he was previously convicted of an impaired driving-related offence.
Court records indicate DeJong pleaded guilty to driving over .08 in February 2015. He was fined $1,500 and banned for driving for one year.