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P.E.I. man gets jail for driving with blood-alcohol level nearly three times legal limit

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - A 69-year-old P.E.I. driver with a blood-alcohol reading of nearly three times the legal limit was sentenced to seven days in jail on Monday in Charlottetown provincial court.

Donald James MacKinnon was also fined $1,500 by Chief Judge Nancy Orr and banned from driving for one year.

Court heard that on July 6 at Argyle Shore, MacKinnon was pulled over at 10:38 p.m. by police for driving erratically.

MacKinnon, who showed signs of impairment, provided two breathalyzer samples – both 230 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80 mg.

MacKinnon had no prior criminal record.

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