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Drunk driver who killed B.C. officer is out again on statutory release

A person convicted of drunk and harmful driving inflicting the dying of an RCMP officer has been freed once more on statutory launch with a warning to steer clear of medicine and alcohol and get counselling.

Kenneth Fenton was convicted of crashing into Const. Sara Beckett’s cruiser after operating a crimson gentle in April 2016 close to Victoria and was sentenced to 5 and a half years in jail.

Fenton’s launch was suspended in April when he admitted to overmedicating on prescribed drugs in response to anxiousness of the looming anniversary of the crash.

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The choice from the Parole Board of Canada launched on Tuesday says a urine check additionally confirmed unlawful medicine, and his launch was suspended.

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It says Fenton has spent lengthy durations of time in the neighborhood with out issues, discovered full-time work and has the assist of a girlfriend and members of the family.

In reversing the suspension, the board says it’s involved he can’t comply with the foundations of his prescription marijuana program and unfavorable emotions have him turning to alcohol however as a result of he’s close to the tip of the sentence, getting access to assist is important so he can reintegrate into society.


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Fenton advised the board he felt he had come a good distance since his conviction.

“You’ve additionally written a letter to the board explaining how your addictions to alcohol developed throughout your adolescence and younger maturity,” the choice says.

“You expressed regret of the hurt you’ve gotten performed to the sufferer and her household and say that being profitable on parole and recovering out of your dependancy points are your prime priorities.”

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