Resisting arrest results in no jail time
A man who was charged with resisting arrest after an investigation into an assault in Charlottetown was given a conditional discharge recently.
Brandon Jerry Lee Fraser, 24, appeared before Chief Judge John Douglas in provincial court for sentencing.
The court heard Fraser was involved in an investigation after a man was allegedly struck in the back of the head on Kent Street.
Fraser refused to cooperate with police and resisted arrest.
The police forced him to the ground and handcuffed him.
The Crown stayed an assault charge against Fraser, who had no prior record.
Douglas told Fraser the police have a hard enough time keeping the streets “civilized” late at night without people resisting arrest.
He then gave Fraser a conditional discharge and ordered him to write apology letters to the arresting officers.
Fraser will also have to donate $300 to the Charlottetown Boys and Girls Club and pay a $100 victim surcharge.