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Drunk driver finally in P.E.I. jail, four years after crime

P.E.I. Provincial Court sign in Charlottetown.
P.E.I. Provincial Court sign in Charlottetown.

A man who avoided dealing with a drunk driving charge for four years was sentenced Monday to 10 days in jail.

George William MacMillan, 26, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer and failing to attend court.

Crown attorney Gerald Quinn told the court MacMillan was arrested in August 2013 and provided breathalyzer samples that were more than twice the legal limit.

MacMillan missed a court date on that charge in November 2013.

He had no criminal record at the time.

MacMillan told the court the reason it took so long to deal with the drunk driving charge was that he moved out West after his arrest.

He then asked Orr if he could serve that sentence intermittently because he was leaving the province for work Thursday.

Orr told him that wasn’t going to happen.

“You’re not going to get there, sir,” she said.

MacMillan also said the police found him while he was in P.E.I. and he didn’t turn himself in.

Orr sentenced him to five days in jail for failing the breathalyzer and five to be served consecutively for failing to attend court.

She fined MacMillan $1,300 and ordered him to pay $490 in victim surcharges.

MacMillan is banned from driving for one year.

Ryan.ross@theguardian.pe.ca

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