Im­paired driv­ing sends man to jail

Driver struck two parked ve­hi­cles

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

A bout of drink­ing that cul­mi­nated in a mo­tor-ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent sent a 19-year-old Char­lot­te­town man to jail Thurs­day for im­paired driv­ing.

Jeremy Allen Quinn was sen­tenced to four days in the pro­vin­cial cor­rec­tional cen­tre.

Chief Pro­vin­cial Court Judge John Dou­glas also fined the ac­cused $1,200 and or­dered him to pay $400 in vic­tims of crime sur­charges.

The court was told that Quinn caused dam­age to two parked ve­hi­cles as well as to his own ve­hi­cle. Dam­ages to the ve­hi­cles to­taled sev­eral thou­sand dol­lars.

He also dam­aged a num­ber of shrubs on some­one’s prop­erty.

Crown Pros­e­cu­tor Va­lerie Moore said wit­nesses saw Quinn stum­ble when he stepped out of his ve­hi­cle.

There was also an ad­mis­sion that night by the ac­cused that he had con­sumed al­co­hol.

Moore said an anal­y­sis of the in­ci­dent would sug­gest that Quinn had been speed­ing.

The ac­cused, who had no prior crim­i­nal record, ac­cepted re­spon­si­bil­ity for his ac­tions and told the court he very much re­grets his de­ci­sion to drive that night.

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