Re­sist­ing ar­rest re­sults in no jail time

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE -

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.

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