Burin, Newfoundland resident Stewart Brenton, 47, has become the first case of truly appropriate drunk driving sentencing I’ve ever heard of.
Back in June, Brenton appeared in court on charges of driving while impaired, flight from police and driving while disqualified. He was convicted and as part of his sentence, he was slapped witha 99 year driving ban.
I’m not sure how many previous convictions he’s had, but I’ve heard plenty of stories of people on their 8th or 9th impaired that don’t end up like this one did. The judge who tried this case is my new hero. Like the title of the post says, that’s how it’s done…or at least how it needs to be done more often.