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Impaired driver who hit light poles sentenced to 23 days in P.E.I. jail

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - A P.E.I. man who hit two light poles and went in a ditch while driving impaired was sentenced recently to 23 days in jail.

Joshua Brian Smith, 30, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown for sentencing after previously pleading guilty.

On May 23, Smith was in a single-vehicle crash, during which he struck two light poles.

Testing after the crash found he had a combination of drugs in his urine.

The court heard Smith became dependent on painkillers after a motorcycle accident, but he has had treatment and has been clean since the summer.

Smith had a prior impaired driving conviction.

Along with the jail time, Smith will be on probation for 18 months. He must also perform 100 hours of community service or pay $10 per hour not performed to the Queens County Addiction Centre.

Smith is banned from driving for one year.

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