…and my friend Laura Miller, too.
They want a war? It’s a war they’ll lose. They really, really don’t want me off the bench. I’ll fuck them up for free.
How about this? Know about any other PC candidates, campaign managers, etc. with run-ins with the law – like our law-and-order pal Yakabuski, below – that you care to share? Convictions, citations, warnings, speeding tickets, whatever: send them to me here and we’ll have some fun.
How did Yakabuski get allowed into the Legislature without a criminal record check, for instance?
Man pleads guilty to assault
The Ottawa Citizen
Thu Dec 8 1988
Section: Local – VALLEY
Byline: Carol Doran
KILLALOE – A 31-year-old Wilno man pleaded guilty here Wednesday to charges of assaulting a police officer and attempting to obstruct justice in connection with a car accident in Wilno last January.
John Yakabuski, who had earlier entered not guilty to the charges, reversed his plea just before his trial was scheduled to start at provincial court here.
He is scheduled for a pre-sentence hearing March 1.
Yakabuski is the manager of a family-owned hardware store in Barry’s Bay. He is a son of the late Paul Yakabuski, MPP of the former provincial riding of Renfrew South.
Four other related charges, to which Yakabuski had pleaded not guilty, were withdrawn by Assistant Crown Attorney John Pepper.
Pepper said all the charges resulted from a Jan. 25 incident in which Yakabuski was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 35-year-old David Afelskie.
Court was told the two men were returning home from an ice fishing expedition at Lake Clear in Sebastopol Township when the vehicle went out of control at about 5:55 p.m. on Church Street in Wilno.
The two men took a quantity of alcohol from the crashedvehicle and made their way to the home of Rose-Marie Kuiack, who lived across the street, Pepper said.
Yakabuski crawled under the ambulance to prevent the vehicle from proceeding to the hospital, and was eventually forced to the ground by police and ambulance staff, handcuffed and put in a police cruiser.
Defence lawyer Tom Edmonstone suggested Yakabuski may have suffered a brain injury during the accident which could have influenced his behavior that night.
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