UPEI stu­dent jailed for drunk driv­ing

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

An in­ter­na­tional stu­dent at UPEI who was caught swerv­ing on the road while driv­ing drunk was sen­tenced Thurs­day night in jail.

Fa­rooq Yousuf, 22, ap­peared

to a be­fore Judge John Dou­glas in pro­vin­cial court in Char­lot­te­town where he pleaded guilty to fail­ing the breath­a­lyzer.

The court heard on Oct. 18, 2015 at about 2:25 a.m. Char­lot­te­town po­lice saw a ve­hi­cle driv­ing on Hills­bor­ough Av­enue, ac­cel­er­at­ing quickly, fish­tail­ing and swerv­ing.

They pulled the ve­hi­cle over and Yousuf failed a road­side screen­ing test.

Breath­a­lyzer sam­ples later showed his blood al­co­hol level was above the le­gal limit.

Yousuf is an in­ter­na­tional stu­dent at UPEI who was born in Pak­istan.

Be­fore hear­ing his sen­tence, Yousuf told the court the drunk driv­ing in­ci­dent was the only time he had done some­thing like it. Dou­glas sen­tenced Yousuf to one day in jail and or­dered him to pay a $1,000 fine along with a $300 vic­tims of crime sur­charge.

Yousuf is also banned from driv­ing for one year.

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