UPEI student jailed for drunk driving
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.