2 Islanders jailed after passing out at the wheel
One man drunk in pickup truck, the other on an ATV
Two P.E.I. men have been convicted of impaired driving and given prison sentences after RCMP found them passed out behind the wheel in two separate incidents.
RCMP say the first case involved a 34-year-old man from Kings County.
In a news release Police said early on the morning of May 17 they received a complaint of an intoxicated man on an all-terrain vehicle stopped on the New Road in Green Meadows. When officers arrived the man was passed out on an ATV.
Officers woke him up and he showed signs that he had been drinking. He provided breath samples more than double the legal limit.
The man pleaded guilty this week to an impaired driving charge and a charge of operating a motor vehicle while disqualified.
He was sentenced to 75 days in jail for driving while impaired and a further 30 days for driving while disqualified. He was also ordered to pay a $200 victims of crime surcharge, prohibited from driving a motor vehicle anywhere in Canada for two years, and will be on probation for 18 months when he completes his jail sentence.
Driver found near liquor store
In a separate case, dating back to April, RCMP said a 56-year-old man from Kings County, RCMP received a complaint about an intoxicated man in a pickup truck leaving the Cardigan Liquor Store.
An officer found the man a short distance away from the liquor store, passed out behind the wheel of the truck. Police said he provided breath samples more than double the legal limit.
The man pleaded guilty this week to a charge of impaired driving.
He was sentenced to seven days in jail, ordered to pay a $1,500 fine, a $450 victims of crime surcharge, and prohibited from driving a motor vehicle anywhere in Canada for a period of one year.