A Scotsburn area man has been sentenced to six months of house arrest and another six months of complying with strict conditions as a result of a string of charges laid by Stellarton police.
Stephen MacIntosh, 39, failed to appear on the charges earlier but surrendered himself to police when he returned from working out west.
He was sentenced for falsely reporting his car stolen after he had been in an accident, assault and uttering threats, as well as failing to appear.
Defence attorney Steve Robertson told the court MacIntosh has a medical condition which is exacerbated by the use of alcohol and the charges have caused him a great deal of stress.
“I apologize for these shenanigans. I apologize for wasting everybody’s time. I’ve had a long battle with alcohol and I am taking steps to handle it,” said MacIntosh.
Judge Del Atwood said it was clear MacIntosh had significant insight into his difficulties and was committed to being a role model for his children.
“I’m satisfied he is a good candidate for a rehabilitative sentence,” he said.