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Long jail term for ninth impaired conviction

A Campbell River man with nine impaired driving convictions has been sentenced to 20 months jail.

Gordon Forbes, 52, was stopped by Campbell River RCMP on Dec. 21, 2012, after he drove away from a local bar. He blew over .08 and was arrested.

However, while awaiting a court date for the impaired charges, he was caught driving, while he was prohibited to do so, near Sayward on March 29, 2013.

Last Oct. 30, he was convicted by Judge Roderick Sutton of impaired driving – his ninth drinking-driving conviction – and driving while prohibited.

Forbes was back in Campbell River provincial court on Jan. 3 for sentencing. In addition to the 20 months jail, Forbes will be on probation for another 18 months and is banned from driving for at least three years.

He was also fined a total of $675.

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