P.E.I. man, 20, gets to 52 days in jail for re­peat drunk driv­ing

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

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.

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