Darius Elias pleads guilty to refusing breathalyzer

A lawyer for Yukon's Vuntut Gwichin MLA Darius Elias entered a guilty plea on his behalf this morning on a charge of refusing to provide a breathalyzer sample, and asked to be sentenced in two weeks.
Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski stood behind MLA Darius Elias when he was charged with refusing to take a breathalyzer test May 15. This morning, Elias entered a guilty plea on the charge through his lawyer. (CBC )

VuntutGwichinMLA Darius Elias will not fight police allegations he was driving impaired earlier this year.

The Yukon Party backbencher pleaded guilty in territorial court this morning, and asked to be sentenced in two weeks.

On May 15, Whitehorse RCMP charged Elias with refusing to provide a breath sample.

Today was the first scheduled court appearance.

Elias was not present.

His lawyer Mike Reynolds told the court Elias will be prepared for sentencing July 30.