Michigan Man Drives Drunk Into Canada Loses Job

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Vehicles approach Point Edward Friday after crossing the Blue Water Bridge. The Crown corporation that operates the Canadian side of the crossing is being merged with the Federal Bridge Corporation, operator of crossings at Cornwall, Sault Ste. Marie and Thousand Islands near Brockville. PAUL MORDEN/ THE OBSERER/ QMI AGENCY
Vehicles approach Point Edward Friday after crossing the Blue Water Bridge. The Crown corporation that operates the Canadian side of the crossing is being merged with the Federal Bridge Corporation, operator of crossings at Cornwall, Sault Ste. Marie and Thousand Islands near Brockville. PAUL MORDEN/ THE OBSERER/ QMI AGENCY

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A Michigan man who crossed the Blue Water Bridge when his blood-alcohol level was triple the legal limit was fined $1,800 in Sarnia court.

Richard McCorry, 53, of Rochester Hills pleaded guilty to the Nov. 25, 2014 charge of impaired driving.

At 11 a.m. McCorry was driving a company vehicle when he was sent for a Canada Border Services Agency secondary inspection. McCorry, who smelled of alcohol, failed a roadside breath test.

Subsequent breath tests showed McCorry’s blood alcohol level was more than triple the legal limit.

Due to the elevated level an elevated fine of $1,800 should be imposed, said assistant Crown attorney Abby Avery.

The minimum fine for a first offence is $1,000.

“I made a mistake. I am paying deeply. I lost my job, I lost my reputation,” said McCorry, who is starting counselling.

It is fortunate nobody was injured due to McCorry’s significantly high blood alcohol level, said Justice Anne McFadyen.

McCorry’s loss will be temporary if he follows through with his rehabilitation plan, said McFadyen.

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