$62,000 in fines for drunk driver who smashed into six parked vehicles in Saskatoon
SASKATOON -- A 31-year-old man who crashed into six parked vehicles in May 2019 pleaded guilty on Thursday to impaired driving and faces $62,155 in fines.
The crash happened May 27 around 1 a.m. on the 300 block of Forrester Road in the Fairhaven neighbourhood. When officers arrived they found a truck flipped over in the street after colliding with six parked vehicles.
Riley Stretch was charged with impaired driving and failing to provide a breath sample. Police said Stretch was not injured.
In a joint submission from the Crown and defence, Stretch pleaded guilty to the charges.
Stretch had been drinking earlier in the day and then took prescription medication for a migraine, increasing his impairment, according to his lawyer. Court heard how Stretch was remorseful and should not have gotten behind the wheel of his truck.
A judge ordered Stretch to pay $57, 155 in restitution to Saskatchewan Government Insurance for the damage to the six parked vehicles as well as a $5,000 surcharge.
Stretch also received a one-year driving ban.