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Woman charged with several offences

A woman faces a string of charges following what Whitehorse RCMP describe as a dangerous driving incident last weekend.

By Whitehorse Star on September 22, 2020

A woman faces a string of charges following what Whitehorse RCMP describe as a dangerous driving incident last weekend.

Early last Saturday, police received reports of an intoxicated driver in the Whitehorse area.

Officers located the vehicle and its driver shortly thereafter in the Fish Lake Road area.

Police said Tuesday Florissa Bain, 33, was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

• two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose;

• dangerous operation of a motor vehicle;

• assault;

• mischief to property over $5,000;

• mischief to property under $5,000;

• two counts of failing to stop after accident; and

• refusing to comply with a roadside breath demand.

Under the Motor Vehicles Act, Bain has also been charged with careless driving and operating a motor vehicle without a licence,

She appeared in court Monday. She has been released on conditions and will next appear in court on Sept. 30.

Comments (18)

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Groucho d'North on Sep 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

Appears some of you have too much time on your hands.
She broke the law - that's why she's going to court. Why she broke the law is anybody's guess.

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Joseph Mearl on Sep 24, 2020 at 12:06 pm

To commenter "drum",

Do you know she had guns or are you referring to the "two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose" because that is a super vague charge, and will most likely be the first one to be dropped.

Section 2 of the Criminal Code defines a weapon as “anything used, designed to be used or intended for use in causing death or injury to any person” or “for the purpose of threatening or intimidating any person.” Weapons include, therefore, obvious things such as firearms and knives. Depending on the context in which they are possessed, “weapons” might also include such things as a rock, a baseball bat, or even a potted plant or a pencil.

Under s. 88 of the Code, it is unlawful to carry or possess a weapon (or imitation) for a purpose that is dangerous to the public peace or for the purpose of committing an offence. The crucial element of this offence is the purpose for which the accused person has the weapon. The Crown must prove that the accused’s purpose for possessing the weapon was, in fact, for a dangerous purpose. The court must examine all of the surrounding circumstances in order to infer whether or not the accused possessed the weapon for a purpose that is dangerous to the public peace.

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Joseph Mearl on Sep 24, 2020 at 10:24 am

How long do you have to be indoctrinated with the bleeding heart agenda to spout off nonsense such as: "It's not her fault because of personal issues."
Wow.... commenters like "Nathan Living" live among us and vote. What a time to be alive, shaking my damn head and hoping those were troll posts/comments.

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Woodcutter on Sep 24, 2020 at 10:11 am

I am with Lisa Armstrong and Nathan perhaps a stint in jail will do more for her "Healing" then all the sweet words you are presenting. I have a friend that spent 9 months in the clink and currently hasn't drank for 12 years and is a productive member of the community, in spite of his childhood trauma.

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DA on Sep 24, 2020 at 8:44 am

Nathan Living, what if she killed somebody? Whose fault would that be?

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Guncache on Sep 23, 2020 at 6:16 pm

Just let her go. Another local lady killed a pedestrian in a cross walk and got a 1 month conditional sentence and a year to pay a $1000- fine.

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drum on Sep 23, 2020 at 5:53 pm

We were just lucky she did not kill one of us. I vote that she spend a lot of time in jail to think over her issues. Guns in her possession - what was she planning?

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My Opinion on Sep 23, 2020 at 4:02 pm

Good Lord throw the book at her.

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Anie on Sep 23, 2020 at 3:03 pm

Ok, her personal issues caused her to forget that she didn't have a valid drivers licence so anything she did while driving isn't her fault. It must be my fault. Or maybe it was the dogs fault, doesn't matter, so long as we all accept that nothing is her fault. What a pathetic society we've allowed ourselves to become. God help the next generation.

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Sheepchaser on Sep 23, 2020 at 10:23 am

“It's not her fault because of personal issues.”
Having personal problems is separate from endangering others due to those personal problems. Having problems is not a crime. The lack of respect for others to the point that you put them at risk for any reason is a crime.
The human species is in real trouble.

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Sarcasm? on Sep 23, 2020 at 9:39 am

I have a feeling Nathan was being sarcastic and hinting she'll get off because of her personal issues as our justice system is broken.
Or maybe I'm wrong.

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Woodcutter on Sep 23, 2020 at 9:24 am

@Nathan, this isn't how this thing works, criminality was involved, she hit a dog, good thing it wasn't a child. Property damage as well. This young lady is going to have to deal with the fallout for years. She will get convicted and then the insurance companies will litigate to recover their losses, as insurance does not cover damage from criminality.

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Lisa Armstrong on Sep 22, 2020 at 6:45 pm

We lost our dog because she was driving that night/early morning. She was loved and a part of our family. People need to stop drinking and driving.

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Nathan Living on Sep 22, 2020 at 6:02 pm

A crime is not really a crime in many situations. Crime is actually a social issue caused in many cases by a rough childhood and a failed education system.
Some people need help rather than condemnation and a prison cell. I am so glad our court system recognizes this and coddles people. The court pays their legal fees and keeps them on the streets and roads. This is clear evidence the Yukon early release model works; it gives people a chance. This is true even for murder cases that minimize the crime and recognize peoples good traits. One murder got off drugs and alcohol when in custody and started reading books and found a love for art; they changed their lives around and showed remorse which is commendable.

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Give your head a shake on Sep 22, 2020 at 5:14 pm

@ Nathan Living - if any time was wasted it was by reading your stupid and utterly insane comment. She was obviously driving drunk amongst other serious charges that could have been a lot worse. Give your head a good shake.

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Dave on Sep 22, 2020 at 4:16 pm

Released on conditions that she won’t pay any attention to and maybe some innocent person will pay for her release with their life.

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Nathan Living on Sep 22, 2020 at 3:37 pm

It's not her fault because of personal issues.
Why waste everyone's time with this case. She can apologize and let the insurance companies deal with it.

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Thomas Brewer on Sep 22, 2020 at 1:43 pm

Whole lotta bad decisions were made on her part. Will be following to see the outcome as this could have been deadly.

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