Prohibited driver gets caught drunk behind the wheel

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SUMMERSIDE — A 29-year-old Miscouche man will spend 60 days behind bars for driving, under the influence, while disqualified.

Jeffery Bruce DesRoches pleaded guilty in Summerside provincial court Thursday to impaired driving and driving while disqualified.

Shortly after 11 p.m. on June 30, DesRoches was stopped by city police and provided two breathalyzer samples over the legal limit. He had been suspended from driving for a year on July 21, 2011, after being convicted for impaired driving.

Judge Jeff Lantz allowed DesRoches to serve his 60-day sentence on weekends. DesRoches was also prohibited from driving for 24 months, ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $200 in victim surcharges, will be on probation for 12 months and must perform 100 hours of community service work.

 

 

Geographic location: Summerside

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  • don
    November 17, 2012 - 11:36

    why should he get time on weekends? he got drunk on a monday so he should serve his mine a strait 60 days. if he loses his job big deal he knew better then to drink and drive. when will our courts stop being a babysitting to theses DRUNKS. but one of theses days a drunk will kill a family member of the big shots on PEI only then will it be important to make him serve real time till then a drunk has more rights then anyone on PEI and dizzy and the courts are showing it.

  • ZERO TOLERANCE
    November 16, 2012 - 17:15

    Stop enabling these repeat drunk drivers. !st offence, loss of licence for life, jail time, not on weekends, community service in the morgue where victims end up. If drunk drivers cannot or will not follow the rules of the road, they lose the privilege.

  • Not Good Enough Lantz
    November 16, 2012 - 17:09

    Serving on weekends does not teach a lesson!All ready convicted he drove again impaired! If they served time and lost their job then and only then may a lesson be learned. After all his decision to drive (again) impaired, could have taken an innocent life. Our judicial system is a huge factor in why impaired driving continues to be a big problem on PEI.