Anyone willing to carpool to the Market Media Mall from Orleans, please contact Stefan “Handover” Keyes
You’ll, er, have to drive.
CTV Ottawa’s one-man glee club is under a one-year road ban for driving whilst over-proof. In a March 10 sentencing, Judge Mitchell Hoffman also fined the multi-talented singer, actor and televisual personality $1,200 (plus $180 victim surcharge).
Stefan, readers will recall, got pinched by Ottawa flatfeet in the wee hours of May 12 at St. Joseph Blvd and Tenth Line Road, on the way home from a night in the Market with whistle stops at the Blue Cactus and Junxion.
He was a mere four km from his Orleans domicile when pulled over, noticeably aromatic and with ¾ of a bottle of Absolut in the backseat.
Convicted of having insufficient blood in his drinkstream – he blew .131 – Stefan nonetheless managed to beat an accompanying impaired driving charge, on insufficient evidence that the refreshments had adversely affected his characteristic composure, style and ease on the road.
Throughout this unpleasant legal contretemps, as per time-honoured tradition, not a word of it was reported by Stefan’s discreet and understanding colleagues at CTV, or elsewhere in the Ottawa media.
Trebles all ‘round!