Drunks fill court

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

A woman one light short on her ve­hi­cle was stopped in early June by Kings dis­trict RCMP, but it soon be­came a much more se­ri­ous in­ci­dent.

The story came out in Georgetown court Thurs­day, July 25.

Brit­tany Ni­cole Larocque, age 27, from Vic­to­ria Cross, was stopped on Main Street be­cause of a blown-out head­light but of­fi­cers quickly re­al­ized she was im­paired.

She failed the road­side screen­ing test, then blew over 80 back at the Mon­tague RCMP of­fice.

She pleaded guilty in court and got three days in jail, a $1,000 fine, a $300 vic­tims sur­charge and a one-year driv­ing sus­pen­sion.

Also in Georgetown court was Mark An­thony Petrie, age 44, from St. Peters.

He got turned in from a com­plaint to po­lice of a drunk driver around St. Peters on May 30.

A pa­trol found Petrie and he blew well over 80, said a state­ment is­sued by the RCMP Thurs­day. Petrie got five days in jail, a $1,300 fine with a $390 vic­tims sur­charge, and a one year driv­ing sus­pen­sion. Also in court were two peo­ple caught driv­ing de­spite a court or­der to stay off the roads.

Stephen Matthew Barter, 26, of Lower Mon­tague, was sen­tenced to 30 days in jail, a $100 sur­charge, and a fur­ther year of driv­ing pro­hi­bi­tion. He was stopped on Maple Street in Mon­tague on May 23 at 8:00 a.m., by mem­bers of the Kings Dis­trict RCMP which had re­ceived a re­port of a pos­si­ble pro­hib­ited driver on the go.

Mitchell Joseph Mark Richard, 23, of Hopedale, was caught driv­ing while sus­pended dur­ing a traf­fic stop as part of Na­tional Road Safety Week.

It hap­pened May 16 at 11:50 a.m., on St. Pa­tricks Road in Wood Is­lands. Richard also got 30 days in jail, a $100 sur­charge, and another one year be­ing pro­hib­ited from driv­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle any­where in Canada.

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