Three men going to jail for impaired driving

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GEORGETOWN — Three Island men are going to jail after appearing before Judge Nancy Orr Thursday morning to answer to impaired driving charges.

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In Georgetown provincial court, the men all entered guilty pleas to charges of driving while drunk.

Jeffery Joseph Cluney of Souris was sentenced to seven days in jail, ordered to pay a total $1,300 fine and victim surcharge, and is now prohibited from driving for one year.  The charge against Cluney had been laid as a result of an incident that had occurred on Nov. 15. 

Joseph Alexander MacIsaac of Flat River was sentenced to 11 days in jail, ordered to pay a total of $1,495, and is now prohibited from driving for one year.  The charge against MacIsaac was laid after he was stopped by police on Oct. 6.

Catlin Darryl McCarthy of Morell was sentenced to 40 days in jail, ordered to pay a total of $1,150 in fines and surcharges, and is prohibited from for two years. The charge against McCarthy was laid following an incident on Sept. 25.

RCMP said factors that judges may consider in determining the appropriate disposition for impaired driving offences include whether or not there was a collision involved; the road conditions and traffic; degree of impairment; blood alcohol readings; and whether or not the person has previous related convictions.

Police are reminding the public that operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol reading of more than 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood is a serious offence that can have deadly consequences. 

“Both the police and the judiciary take impaired driving offences very seriously and the RCMP want the public to know that if you drive while impaired in Prince Edward Island, and are caught, you will face a significant fine, a driving prohibition, and in the majority of cases, a period of incarceration.”

 

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Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Georgetown, Flat River, Prince Edward Island

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