P.E.I. man, 20, gets to 52 days in jail for repeat drunk driving
The cost of a second drunk driving conviction is considerable for a young P.E.I. man.
Dustin Gunn, 20, was sentenced Wednesday to 52 days in jail to be served on consecutive weekends, allowing him the ability to work and to continue to provide care for his disabled father.
Provincial Court Judge Nancy Orr also ordered Gunn to perform 150 hours of community service work.
Gunn has already paid off all fines associated with his impaired driving that came to a crashing halt when he rolled his truck on Dec. 16, 2014 in Green Meadow. The truck was a write off.
Orr cautioned Gunn, who has a prior drunk driving conviction, to brace for at least one further notable expense associated with his poor decision to get behind the wheel while impaired.
“Insurance, if you are able to get it, is going to be as high as it can be,’’ she said.
Gunn’s lawyer says the young man has recognized that he has a drinking issue. The lawyer noted Gunn has not had a single drink of alcohol since the accident occurred more than seven months ago.
Gunn was also ordered to pay $100 towards the victims of crime fund.