PLEA DEAL FOR DWI BY FRITZ LETS BAD GREG RIDE AGAIN
MECHANICSVILLE, MD. Greg Gagnon would have been in jail for a long time were he anyone else. At least that’s the way it might be seen when a habitual drunk driver fights the cops and always winds up with an easy deal in court. Now Gagnon has been busted for DUI again.
The OUTCOME of these charges for BAD GREG
On a charge of driving a vehicle without an ignition interlock as required under the terms of a previous plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz, Gregory B. Gagnon hired Leonardtown Attorney Daniel Slade to represent him on that charge and others as a result of being arrested by Maryland State Trooper Mulhearn on April 10, 2017. In a plea deal with Fritz, the charge was dropped on Aug. 4, 2017. As part of the plea deal, Gagnon pleaded guilty to the DWI charge. THE DEAL: In return for the guilty plea, meaning that the States Attorney was relieved of the burden of conducting a trial, Gagnon, a serial drunk driver, was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 30 days suspended. The plea deal also calls for probation of eighteen months. A fine of $57.50 was also imposed. Related charges of driving and violating a license restriction, negligent driving and failing to control his speed to avoid a collision were all dropped as part of the deal.
The Plea Deal: Gagnon, a serial drunk driver, was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 30 days suspended.
On April 10, 2017, at 8:38 pm, Gregory Bertrand Gagnon of 28900 Shannon Court, Mechanicsville, Md., was stopped at Rt. 5 and Rt. 249 in Callaway, Md., by Maryland State Trooper Mulhearn. After a field sobriety test, Gagnon was arrested for DUI / DWI. Gagnon was operating a 2003 GMC. After being jailed at the Hotel St. Mary’s, Gagnon was released the next day when he posted bond. He faces trial in St. Mary’s District Court on May 26, 2017, unless he requests a jury trial in Circuit Court.
- On June 22, 2016, Gagnon was cited for multiple traffic violations including driving on a suspended out of state license, use of a cell phone, driving without a license while revoked. On Oct. 26, 2016, all of the charges were dropped in St. Mary’s District Court by St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz.
- On Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 11:42 pm, Tpr. E. Krenik stopped with a disabled motorcycle on Route 234 and Route 242. Tpr. Krenik initiated Standardized Field Sobriety Tests on the driver, Gregory Bertrand Gagnon, 49, of Mechanicsville.
During the field sobriety tests, Gagnon began to get disorderly. Gagnon was placed under arrest and a brief struggle ensued. Cpl O’Connor arrived on the scene and used an agency issued stun gun on him with no effect.
Tpr. Krenik and assisting officers subdued Gagnon and transported him to St. Mary’s Hospital for medical treatment. Gagnon was then transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and charged with Second Degree Assault to a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, Disorderly Conduct, Malicious Destruction of Property Greater than $1000, and DUI. He was held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner. In St. Mary’s Circuit Court on Dec. 5, 2014, St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz struck a plea deal with Gagnon’s attorney, Dan Slade, dropped all 14 counts of the indictment and accepted a guilty plea to DUI. THE DEAL: One year in jail with all of the time served in the local jail instead of the state prison. None of the time in jail was suspended, according to court records. Work release and alcohol treatment were authorized in the deal.
- On June 22, 1995, Gagnon was charged by Maryland State Trooper R. Lemerise with multiple charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault, battery and malicious destruction of property. After the charges were placed in District Court, his attorney requested a jury trial in Circuit Court.
- With attorney John Mowrey providing him a valiant criminal defense for charges of battery placed against him on Sept. 25, 1996; in Charles County District Court Gagnon was found not guilty on Jan. 23, 1996.
- Gagnon was on the prowl in Ocean City, Md., when he was charged with trespassing on a boat and disorderly conduct on June 14, 1996. With the assistance of a defense attorney, he made a plea agreement that resulted in the charges being put on the stet docket in Worcester County District Court on Nov. 19, 1996.
- On Nov. 20, 1997, Gagnon was charged by Charles County Sheriff’s Officer Paul Gregory with possession of marijuana and he pleaded guilty in Charles County District Court on May 19, 1998. He was fined $95.00 and received sixty days in jail, all of which was suspended.
- On Jan. 17, 1998, Gagnon was charged by Officer Piazza with assault and possession of marijuana. As Gagnon was on probation during this time, it was lucky for him that Charles County States Attorney Leonard Collins dropped the charges against him on May 19, 1998.
- On Oct. 10, 2004, Gagnon was charged with resisting arrest in St. Mary’s County District Court and was found guilty on Jan. 6, 2005 and was sentenced to eighteen months in jail with twelve months suspended. St. Mary’s Sheriff’s deputies involved in the arrest were: Edward Evans, David Yingling, Robert Steward, Vyvan Walker and Earl Young. Waldorf attorney John A. Adams represented Gagnon. Gagnon was placed on probation following his serving his jail time with the probation to continue until July 6, 2008.