A Clearwater man who can’t keep his clothes on while in public view will spend another 66 days in jail, after a provincial court judge said he’s not satisfied Michael Goller’s problems are under control.
Goller pleaded guilty to four counts of being nude in public view on private property.
The incidents occurred in summer this year, when Goller repeatedly got drunk, stripped down and went for strolls on his property and on neighbouring properties in Clearwater. He was seen by patrons of a Dairy Queen as well as neighbours.
“This is more than simply a nuisance,” said judge Chris Cleaveley. “This is the tenth time you’ve been in court for this offence.”
Cleavely refused bail for Goller earlier this month and he has been in jail since his arrest in early September. He will serve a total sentence of three months.
Defence lawyer Michelle Stanford said the retired accountant is an alcoholic who got drunk on homemade wine and beer, then indulged in a fancy for nudity. He sought alcohol counseling in jail and has joined AA.
Goller apologized in court.
Stanford asked for a conditional sentence order, which Cleaveley denied.
Stanford said Goller intends to move in with his mother in the Fraser Valley after he is released from jail.