October 23rd, 2017

Calgary man fined $1,300 for campground disturbance


By Shurtz, Delon on October 13, 2017.

Delon Shurtz

Lethbridge Herald

dshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com

Causing a drunken disturbance at a campground during the summer proved costly for a Calgary man.

Shannon James Gandey was highly intoxicated when about 12:20 a.m. July 2, while still celebrating Canada Day, he began yelling, swearing and challenging other campers to fight him. Then, when Raymond/Magrath RCMP arrived in response to a complaint by a camper, Gandey made a “rude gesture.”

Gandey’s lawyer pleaded guilty on his behalf last week in Lethbridge provincial court to one count of causing a disturbance, and he was fined $1,300, including a $300 victim fine surcharge.

Gandey was also charged at the time with one count of committing an indecent act which, under Section 173 (1) (b) of the Criminal Code, states that “everyone who wilfully does an indecent act in any place with intent thereby to insult or offend any person is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.”

That charge, however, was withdrawn after Gandey pleaded guilty to the other charge.

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