Impaired driver avoids jail

Winnipeg Free Press

Extremely drunk driver walks

He slammed into a motorcycle at high speed while driving with a blood-alcohol reading that was nearly five times the legal limit.

Yet a Winnipeg man will not go to jail — or even get a criminal record — in what is believed to be a legal first in the province.

Navdeep Sooch was recently granted what’s known as a curative discharge based on his extreme alcohol addiction and the legal finding he would benefit more from treatment, not punishment, despite seriously injuring the victim.

Sooch, 37, was instead given three years of probation with intensive therapy that will see the charge of driving impaired causing bodily harm vanish from his otherwise clean record provided he doesn’t reoffend in that period…

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