Man flees police through bush lot

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A Warwick man is back in jail after a Sarnia judge threw his conditional sentence out the window.

Justice Deborah Austin enacted the punishment on Brendon Bolduc, 34, after a series of breaches late last year. He’ll now spend 75 extra days in jail in addition to the balance of his conditional sentence, which was being served at home.

Bolduc’s recent trouble began Oct. 26 when he was pulled over on Exmouth St. Bolduc drove his black GMC Canyon into a parking lot and started walking away on foot, but the cop told him to come back. He was arrested for driving with a suspended licence, with a search finding 13.3 grams of crystal meth and five hydromorphone tablets.

A few weeks later Bolduc again landed on police radar, this time in Warwick Township. Lambton OPP received a call just after noon about a suspicious vehicle moving around a bush lot off First School Rd. When officers arrived, the vehicle, a black GMC Canyon, tore off into the field toward Bethel Rd. and escaped.

Several hours later police received another call about a strange man walking on Bethel Rd. They tracked the man, Bolduc, to an address on nearby Brickyard Line, where he was arrested.

A joint submission asked that Bolduc have 75 days tacked onto his sentence, the majority on the drug charges. “The quantity of methamphetamine is not small,” says Crown Attorney Brian Higgins of the 13.3 grams. Bolduc would receive 60 days for possession, and 15 days for the Warwick incident.

“It’s very concerning that the last sentence imposed was a conditional sentence, and it was during that sentence that this took place,” Austin says of Bolduc’s latest infractions. In light of this she called the joint submission of 2.5 extra months a “lenient one”, but did accept it.

Bolduc will remain in jail for the next several months.

Alex Kurial, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Independent