Man fined $400 after telling cops his name was Moron

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, Last Updated: 7:15 PM ET

SARNIA, Ont. - A man from the Woodstock, Ont., area who told police his name was Moron when repeatedly caught drinking beer near the Grand Bend beach was fined $400 Thursday in Sarnia court after spending three days in jail.

Alan Henry, 20, pleaded guilty to impersonation to avoid arrest and two court order violations July 3 in Grand Bend.

Henry told an OPP officer his name was Andrew Moron when questioned about drinking beer in the beach parking lot, adding his identification had been stolen.

Hours later he was seen drinking beer while seated in a pickup truck parked at a beach-area bar. His true identity was confirmed following his arrest.

A court-ordered curfew and alcohol ban were in place at the time.

“I got scared and panicked,” said Henry.

He couldn’t get home because the person who was supposed to drive was drunk.

“Everybody but him might find the situation comical,” said defence lawyer David Burns.

Though there is irony in the false name he gave police it complicated his court-order violations, said Justice Deborah Austin.

The three days spent in pre-sentence custody shocked Henry and was sufficient jail time, said Austin, who fined him $400 for the court-order violations.

nbowen@theobserver.ca


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