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Island man pulled over for drunk driving gets out with car still in neutral

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Scott Harrison Arnold gets three days in jail, $1,500 in fines for driving drunk, possessing marijuana

A P.E.I. man whose vehicle started to roll after he left it in neutral when the police pulled him over was sentenced recently to three days in jail for failing the breathalyzer.

Scott Harrison Arnold, 44, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer and possessing marijuana.

The court heard that on Nov. 7 at around 9:50 p.m. a police officer on patrol on Capital Drive in Charlottetown saw Arnold’s vehicle overshoot an intersection and almost hit a light stand. It also almost hit the curb in a nearby roundabout.

When the police pulled Arnold over he said he had three beer to drink.

As Arnold got out of his vehicle he left it in neutral and it started to roll.

The police found eight beer and a container with 3.5 grams of marijuana in it inside the vehicle.

Arnold later provided breathalyzer samples that were about twice the legal limit.

Along with the jail time, Orr fined Arnold $1,000 for failing the breathalyzer and $500 for possessing marijuana.

He must also pay $450 in victim surcharges.

Arnold is banned from driving for one year.

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