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Drunk driver who hit tree in P.E.I. jailed

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

A P.E.I. man who crashed a Jeep into a tree while driving drunk was sentenced recently to seven days in jail.

Eric Frank Campbell appeared before Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to drunk driving.

Crown attorney John Diamond told the court that on Dec. 29, Campbell was driving a Jeep Patriot when he went off the road and crashed into a tree in Charlottetown.

Campbell later provided breathalyzer samples that were around 1.5 times the legal limit.

Defence lawyer Justin Milne told the court Campbell accepted responsibility for his actions and he didn’t have an underlying issue with alcohol.

Along with the jail time, Orr fined Campbell $1,500, ordered him to pay a $450 victim surcharge and banned him from driving for one year.

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