Bashaw man convicted in Ponoka provincial court

A Bashaw man was sentenced to 120 days in a provincial correction institute with 30 of those days to be served consecutively

A Bashaw man was sentenced to 120 days in a provincial correction institute with 30 of those days to be served consecutively, a three-year driving probation, and a $100 victim surcharge fine, July 11.

Curtis Bunz was stopped by Ponoka police earlier this month while driving erratically along Highway 2, almost causing two separate collisions. As the lone occupant of the vehicle, he was exhibiting slurred speech and an odor of alcohol permeated the vehicle.

Bunz was arrested on site — having provided two breath samples — for his third offence of driving while intoxicated in less than three years, with the two previous convictions stating he drove with alcohol levels over 0.8.

Because of his earlier offences, Bunz was already on a driving probation so having recently been caught in his vehicle also added a breach of condition to his charges.

During his Ponoka court appearance, the court stated Bunz has had an alcohol problem since his teenage years.