SUMMERSIDE — A 36-year-old Prince County man will spend 120 days behind bars after pleading guilty in Summerside provincial court Monday to assault and impaired driving.
Prince County Courthouse.
Adam Joseph Pitre, also known as Adam Gaudet, was brought into court in handcuffs after being arrested over the weekend for the assault against an ex-girlfriend.
Police went to a city home just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday after receiving a 911 call from the woman’s neighbour.
When police arrived at scene the victim was being treated by ambulance attendants for a swollen, split bloodied lip and swelling on her forehead.
The woman told police that she and Pitre had meet up a local bar and went back to her apartment. An argument escalated into the assault where Pitre punched her with both hands about 25 times.
Both Pitre and the woman were drinking at the time.
The impaired driving charge was laid following an incident on July 7.
Police noticed that the registration on Pitre’s white Pontiac Grand AM, which was in the lineup of a city fast-food restaurant drive-thru, was expired.
They followed the vehicle to a nearby apartment building and when Pitre got out of the car he showed signs of being impaired.
He provided breath samples well over the legal limit and was released at the time.
Pitre had an extensive previous related record, which included convictions for impaired driving, assault and uttering threats.
“This is fairly serious,” said Judge Jeff Lantz in sentencing Pitre. “It resulted in the victim being bloodied up quite a bit in the mouth.
“She was given a fairly good beating.”
On the assault charge, Lantz sentenced Pitre to 110 days behind bars and an additional 10 days on the impaired driving charge.
Pitre will be on probation for 18 months, during which time he must undergo assessment, counselling and treatment for any addictions or anger issues and must stay away from the victim.
He was also ordered to pay $150 in victim surcharges, to provide a DNA sample to police and is prohibited from driving for 18 months.