Intermittent custody for impaired driving causing bodily harm in Coldbrook
A Prince Edward Island man has been sentenced to intermittent custody for operating a motor vehicle while his ability to do so was impaired by alcohol or a drug, thereby causing bodily harm to a woman in Coldbrook.
Kyle Steven Mackay, 22, of Abney, pleaded guilty to the charge in December. In February, the court imposed a twoyear, six-month driving prohibition against him in addition to any time sentenced to custody. Mackay will be eligible to apply for the alcohol ignition interlock device program after one year.
Mackay was present in Kentville provincial court for the continuation of his sentencing hearing on May 3. Judge Alan Tufts sentenced Mackay to three months of intermittent custody, to be served at the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility near New Glasgow.
Mackay’s intermittent sentence will be served from Fridays at 9 p.m. to Mondays at 5:30 a.m., which began May 5, and continue until the sentence is served. Mackay was sentenced to probation during his time serving intermittent custody and for one year after the custodial sentence is completed. The court fined Mackay $200 in victim surcharges. An application for a DNA order was not granted.
Mackay committed the offence in Coldbrook on Sept. 17, 2016. Charges of operating a motor vehicle while his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit, thereby causing bodily harm, and dangerous driving causing bodily harm were withdrawn on May 3.