SUMMERSIDE — It was Charles Irvin Shaw’s actions at a stoplight that tipped police off and resulted in him being charged with impaired driving.
In Summerside provincial court Thursday, the 37-year-old Kensington man pleaded guilty to drunk driving.
It was 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2012, when police were stopped behind two vehicles at the intersection of Victoria and Broadway streets in Kensington.
Shaw’s green Buick was the first at the stoplight. When the light turned he failed to move, which prompted a blow of the horn from the vehicle behind him. That was when Shaw leaned out his window and gave the driver of that vehicle an inappropriate hand gesture, prompting police to pull him over.
Shaw provided samples of 130 and 120 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood. He was released at the time. He has a previous related record.
Judge Jeff Lantz sentenced Shaw to a 90-day intermittent sentence and prohibited him from driving for 24 months.