Adam now plans to move to Ontario to surround himself with better people when he gets out. Lawyers for all 3 men will return to court today to reschedule the court case on the attack on Jay Philips in 2009.
Island man in highly publicized assault jailed for impaired driving
Vancouver Sun, March 24th, 2010One of three young white men accused of attacking a black man in a highly publicized assault caught on YouTube has been sent to jail on unrelated matters.Adam David Huber received a six-month jail sentence on Thursday after pleading guilty to two counts each of impaired driving, driving while prohibited and breaching court orders while at large on the assault charge.The alleged attack occurred on July 3. Charges were laid against Huber (25), Robert William Roy Rodgers (26) and David Samuel White (20) after a video of the incident was widely viewed on the YouTube video sharing service.Four months later, on Nov. 13, 2009, Huber was arrested after a former police officer spotted a red pickup truck blowing through two stop signs on Fifth Street.The witness, according to court testimony, saw Huber get out of the truck, stumble and then get back in and drive off.He turned quickly onto Cliffe Avenue, but police sent to locate the vehicle lost it around 14th Street.It was eventually found parked in front of a 14th Street business, Huber's wallet inside along with a nearly empty bottle of whiskey. Huber was found intoxicated in a nearby cul de sac.He was released on a promise to appear that forbade him from consuming alcohol but two months later, on Jan. 8, he was found walking away from Gulliver's Pub after police got a report of a disturbance."Mr. Huber said I only had half a beer, it's still on the table inside," said Crown prosecutor M. Giri.Huber was arrested for breaching and released again.One month later, on Feb. 12 at 10:30 p.m., Huber was arrested again after he was spotted drinking alcohol while going through the McDonald's drive-thru.He refused to blow. This time he was detained by Judge Peter Doherty after a bail hearing.Huber's record includes one conviction for impaired driving and two others for driving without a licence.Defence lawyer Tom Marino said his client "obviously has an issue with alcohol" and he has lost everything, including his work truck, since being taken into custody one month ago -- he gets credit for two months.When released, Huber plans to return to Ontario so he can surround himself with a different circle of friends.Judge Peter Doherty sentenced Huber to four additional months in jail on the impaired and breach charges, fined him $600 for the two driving while prohibited charges and suspended his driver's licence for two years.Conditions of Huber's probation include that he attend substance abuse counseling, including residential treatment."Mr. Huber, you obviously have an alcohol problem, looking at your record and the kind of trouble you get in," said Doherty.A trial on the assault charge for Huber and his two co-accused had originally been scheduled for September.Lawyers for all three men agreed to return to court on March 25 to get a new, earlier trial date.