Impaired driving sends man to jail
Driver struck two parked vehicles
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.