Canada Day reveler gets time served
He got a little too carried away with his long-weekend revelry and a little too frisky with the officer who came to take him away — but a Kamloops man was able to escape with time served after spending a few nights behind bars.
Reegan Winofsky pleaded guilty to one breach charge on Tuesday, July 3, in Kamloops provincial court.
He was arrested at about 3:30 a.m. on Canada Day after partying with friends.
Court heard Mounties came across the 19-year-old while responding to a reported assault at an apartment building in the 500-block of Battle Street — across the street from the Kamloops RCMP detachment.
Crown prosecutor Iain Currie said Winofsky was spotted sitting on the grass outside the building with his head in his hands.
An officer asked him if he’d been involved in a fight.
“He was slurring his words and he said, ‘I don’t know what fighting is’,” Currie said.
When the constable told Winofsky he was under arrest, he accused her of “grabbing his ass” and then invited her to perform oral sex on him.
Winofsky was on an 18-month probation term after completing 30 days’ house arrest in April.
That sentence was imposed after he was convicted on a string of charges including uttering threats and criminal harassment.
In court, Winofsky said he’s changed his ways and slipped up by hanging out with old friends over the long weekend.
“I’m very sorry for my actions,” he said. “I’m trying to be a better person.”
Winofsky was sentenced to time served, working out to a three-day jail sentence.
He remains bound by his previous probation order.