Accused seeking curative discharge after impaired charge

Published on March 31, 2014

PICTOU – A Seafoam man charged with his second drinking and driving offence within 60 days of being sentenced for his DUI is looking for a curative discharge. 

Elmer Cameron, 52, has pleaded guilty to a charge of impaired driving after being stopped by RCMP in the Toney River area on Feb. 16.

Cameron was charged in November and sentenced in February to house arrest after pleading guilty to an impaired driving charge that involved having his blood alcohol readings three times the legal limit.

He was sentenced to a six-month conditional sentence that included three months’ house arrest and was prohibited from driving for two years.

His lawyer Steve Robertson said Monday in Pictou provincial court that his client is pleading guilty to a new impaired driving charge, but will be seeking a curative discharge that require the testimony from medial professionals.

A curative discharge would require a person charged to be placed on probation and see treatment for his or her consumption of alcohol.

Cameron will be back in court July 14 for a sentencing hearing.