Third alcohol-related conviction results in 20-day sentence

Nancy MacPhee
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SUMMERSIDE — A 33-year-old Kensington man’s third alcohol-related driving conviction has earned him a 20-day jail sentence.

Joseph Peter Chaisson pleaded guilty in Summerside provincial court Thursday to impaired driving.

Police, acting on a citizen’s complaint, stopped Chaisson just after 9 p.m. on Nov. 13.

His readings were 180 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood, double the legal limit.

Chaisson was sentenced in 2002 for impaired driving and in 2006 for refusing a breathalyzer demand.

Judge Jeff Lantz did permit Chaisson, a self-employed painter, to serve his sentence on weekends.

Chaisson was also ordered to pay a $1,300 fine, a $390 victim surcharge and is prohibited from driving for 36 months.


Geographic location: Summerside

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  • don
    December 19, 2013 - 20:54

    this is a joke. did the courts remember to give him his free tickets for more beer. if not it may be against his rights as a drunk and a murder to be. i wonder how long before he is picked up again after he gets out? i can't blame the judge i blame the law makers for not STOPPING these useless drunks i know the faster he gets drunk again and goes to court the more money wes makes. but if he kills a person is it worth the profit?

    December 19, 2013 - 17:16

    At least for the next few weekends the people on the highways can rest easy but keep an out open from Monday to Friday.