Ms. Braun did not have a great day. She faced sentencing for a large number of drinking/driving offences as well as many drug/production related charges.
Before sentencing her lawyer, Mr. Gelber, asked to have her driving suspension delayed until 4pm so she could return to Kelowna.
Mr. Gelber and the Provincial Crown had agreed on her sentencing, but Judge Mrozinski expressed some difficulty in letting sentencing go that light. She thought Ms. Braun had not learned a lesson and thought she should receive real jail time.
She also thought that Ms. Braun’s driving was as problematic as the drug production. She called her a menace on the road.
In the end she sentenced the 44-year-old to 16-months of house arrest on the drug charges. She lightened it to a 6pm to 6am curfew after the first six-months and a10pm to 6am curfew for the final five.
On the drinking charges she gave a 16-month driving prohibition, a 12-month probation and a $1,000 dollar fine.
There were also various prohibitions and mandatory conditions.