Former N.S. Liberal politician Hugh MacKay fined for impaired driving

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The Canadian Press

Posted February 22, 2023 4:06 pm

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A former Liberal member of the Nova Scotia legislature has acquired a one-year licence suspension and a $1,000 nice after pleading responsible to a cost of impaired driving.

Hugh MacKay, the previous member for Chester-St. Margaret’s, has waived his earlier not responsible plea relating to the impaired driving case from Nov. 22, 2018, and was sentenced in Halifax provincial courtroom primarily based on a joint advice from the Crown and defence.

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In 2020, the previous politician had pleaded not responsible to the fees within the 2018 case.

Nonetheless, the trial dates had been delay resulting from COVID-19 and to an abuse of course of movement filed by his defence, which was rejected.

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MacKay was a backbencher from 2017 to 2020 within the Stephen McNeil authorities, however he stop the caucus after he was charged and sat as an Impartial till the 2021 provincial election, when he didn’t run.

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In a separate case, MacKay pleaded responsible to working a motorcar with a blood-alcohol stage over the authorized restrict, in relation to an incident on Oct. 13, 2019. He was fined $2,000 and prohibited from driving for a 12 months.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Feb. 22, 2023.

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