Fine for hunter who aimed at pheasant, hit passing car
The provincial courthouse in Guelph is seen on Monday, June 2, 2014. (Marc Venema / CTV Kitchener)
Published Friday, March 17, 2017 11:37AM EDT
A vehicle that was driving through the Drayton area was unexpectedly hit by two shots from a hunter.
The man who fired those shots was in court this week, where he pleaded guilty to two hunting-related offences.
According to Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the man was hunting in Mapleton Township last October when he spotted a pheasant flying near a road.
His shots missed the pheasant, but hit the passing vehicle. While the vehicle received significant damage, neither of the people inside of it were injured.
The man, a Mississauga resident, was fined $3,000 for firing his weapon without reasonable consideration for other people and $500 for firing it across a road, both of which are illegal in Ontario.
He was also handed a six-month suspension of his hunting licence and ordered to take a hunter education course before getting his licence back.