Jail time for drunk driver who flipped Ski-Doo, narrowly missing Mountie

An impaired driver who narrowly missed a Mountie after his wayward ski doo crashed in front of the Tuktoyaktuk RCMP detachment was sentenced last week at a hearing that brought police “vulnerability” into focus. “I was frozen in fear,” the now transferred RCMP Constable’s victim impact statement, read aloud in court by the Crown on...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.