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Charlottetown resident receives jail time for drunk driving

A man and a woman, in two separate incidents, were charged with impaired driving in Stephenville on Saturday.
A man and a woman, in two separate incidents, were charged with impaired driving in Stephenville on Saturday. - Contributed
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

A 20-year-old man from the Bahamas who was caught driving drunk was sentenced recently to one day in jail.

Gilbert Hanna appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer.

The court heard that on Oct. 6, 2018, someone alerted the police that Hanna was driving impaired.

Crown attorney Lisa Goulden said it appeared there was alcohol in a cup holder in Gilbert’s vehicle.

Gilbert provided breathalyzer samples that were above the legal limit.

Along with the jail time, Gilbert must pay a $1,000 fine and he is banned from driving for one year.

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