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Repeat drunk driver jailed

['Charlottetown provincial court.']
['Charlottetown provincial court.']

A P.E.I. woman who cut off a police vehicle while she was driving drunk was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in jail.

Sarah Lynn Bernard, 30, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where she pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer.

The court heard that on Feb. 25, Bernard cut off a police officer who was on patrol.

When the police pulled her over, Bernard said she hadn’t been drinking.

She later provided breathalyzer samples that were more than 1.5 times the legal limit.

It was Bernard’s third drunk driving conviction.

Bernard told the court she realized there was no excuse for what she did.

Along with the jail time, Douglas fined Bernard $1,500 and ordered her to pay a $500 victim surcharge.

She is banned from driving for two years.

Bernard will serve the sentence concurrent to time she is already spending in custody on an unrelated matter.

In May, Chief Judge Nancy Orr sentenced Bernard to 4.5 months in jail for several charges after she was found guilty of pulling a pellet gun on a teenager who thought it was a real handgun.

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