Man gets 12 months probation for ignoring community service
Posted By THE KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD
Posted 4 days ago
Poor numeracy skills led to a man's arrest and now Justin J. Salter will spend the next 12 months on probation.
Salter, 31, was convicted in Kingston's Ontario Court of Justice of violating probation he received two years ago in Napanee by failing to perform 25 hours of community service and obstructing police earlier this year when he gave an officer a false name.
He was credited with 15 days of pretrial custody, sentenced to time served and ordered to perform 75 hours of community service.
He was also directed to make reasonable efforts to find and maintain full-time employment.
Salter was convicted in 2008 of having possession of stolen property, for which he received a fine and was placed on probation for eight months.
He was given two community service placements during that period, with the Diabetes Association and the Salvation Army, but Justice Judith Beaman was told he didn't perform any of his assigned hours.
Salter recently came to the attention of Kingston Police when he was observed on Wright Crescent, riding a bicycle with no light at night. When questioned, Salter initially offered a fake name and date of birth.
He admitted his real identity, however, after the officer asked him how old the birth date he was claiming made him and he got the math wrong.
Beaman was told that Salter has back problems as the result of a car accident. but she observed that he was mobile enough to ride a bicycle.
"It's time you grew up, Mr. Salter," she told him, "and started acting like an adult and taking your lumps."