A Summerside police officer has been sentenced to five days in jail for refusing to provide a breathalyzer sample.

Cpl. Dave Allen Murphy was charged following a Nov. 5 accident at the corner of Central Street and Pope Road. A Summerside woman who was driving the other vehicle was taken to the Prince County Hospital and later released.

In Summerside provincial court Thursday, Murphy's lawyer told the court, Murphy was on leave at the time, being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder. Murphy has been with the force for 22 years.