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Man gets fined for weapons in Gibbons speeding case

Officers found a taser in a suitcase belonging to Lynch after conducting a search of his vehicle, court heard.
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Calvin Lynch, 27, was sentenced in Morinville Provincial Court on Sept. 15, 2022. FILE PHOTO/St. Albert Gazette

An Edmonton man was fined a total of $1,500 last week after he was caught speeding near Gibbons earlier this year.

Judge Michéle Collinson sentenced Calvin Lynch, 27, to a fine of $500 for one count of failure to comply with release order conditions, and a $1,000 fine for one count of possessing a weapon that is a danger to the public, in Morinville Provincial Court on Sept 15.

On March 13 officers stopped a Ford F150 near Gibbons travelling 125 km/h in a 100 km/h zone, according to the agreed statement of facts. Police found the driver, Lynch, to be on a suspended driver’s licence with the conditions from a release order stating he was not to be found behind the steering wheel of any motor vehicle.

Lynch was then arrested for failure to comply with a police order.

Police found a taser in a suitcase belonging to Lynch after conducting a search of the vehicle, court heard.

A criminal record was alleged, but an early guilty plea and cooperation with police was considered a mitigating factor.

“It appears to me that you're really at a turning point in your life. This was a really bad decision that you made to drive and a really bad decision to drive knowing there were weapons in the car,” said Collinson.