Seguin sentenced in Water Street crash

In this March 2018, file photo, a car sustained considerable damage as did a building at the corner of Water Street and Adolphus Street. The driver, 20-year-old Izaiah Seguin, has been given a six month conditional sentence for the crash. (Joanne Beaulieu via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – A Cornwall man has been given a six month conditional sentence and will have to make nearly $34,000 in restitution after sending his car into the side of the former CJSS building in March last year.

Izaiah Justice Seguin, 20, was sentenced last month by Judge Diane Lahaie after pleading guilty to being under the influence of a drug on March 24, 2018 when his Honda Civic plowed into the side of the Water Street building.

He also pleaded guilty to failing to notify the court of a change of address within 24 hours.

Seguin’s house arrest sentence will see him serve the first three months under house arrest where he is only allowed outside on Saturday afternoon for three hours to get the necessities of life. The final three months, he will be under a curfew.

He has also had his driver’s licence suspended for two years.

According to court records, Seguin will have to make $33,690 in restitution to Weaving Baskets Group at 201 Montreal Road, the property manager, within the next 12 months for damage to the building. He will be able to apply to the court for an extension if the payments can’t be made within that time.

In the plea deal, Seguin avoided the more serious charge of dangerous driving which was withdrawn by the Crown. Another charge of failing to keep the peace was also withdrawn.

Seguin will also be on probation for a year-and-a-half and will have to submit a DNA sample.

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