Dacre Man Fined For Having a Loaded Firearm and Open Beer in Vehicle

A Dacre man has been fined $1,200 for hunting offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

Robert Pettigrew pleaded guilty and was fined $600 for possessing a firearm at night and $600 for having a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle. Pettigrew was also fined $250 under the Liquor Licence Act for having open liquor.

Court heard that on November 11, 2017, Pettigrew was stopped ninety minutes after legal hunting time by a conservation officer on Watson Road in the Dacre area. He was found to have a loaded, unencased rifle and open beer in the vehicle with him. Pettigrew fled the scene on foot and was located a short time later with the assistance of the OPP.