Push­ing RCMP of­fi­cer leads to jail

Vaughan Ti­mothy Miller sen­tenced to 30 days in jail on two charges, gets sus­pended sen­tences on two oth­ers

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND - BY RYAN ROSS

A P.E.I. man who pushed an RCMP of­fi­cer who found him drunk be­hind the wheel of a ve­hi­cle in a ditch was sen­tenced re­cently to 30 days in jail.

Vaughan Ti­mothy Miller, 38, ap­peared be­fore Chief Judge Nancy Orr in pro­vin­cial court in Ge­orge­town for sen­tenc­ing af­ter pre­vi­ously plead­ing guilty to two fraud charges, re­sist­ing ar­rest and hav­ing care and con­trol of a ve­hi­cle while im­paired.

Orr sen­tenced Miller to 15 days in jail for hav­ing care and con­trol of the ve­hi­cle while im­paired and an­other 15 days to be served con­sec­u­tively for re­sist­ing ar­rest.

She gave him sus­pended sen­tences on the fraud charges.

Dur­ing a pre­vi­ous court ap­pear­ance the court heard Miller pushed an RCMP of­fi­cer who re­sponded to a call about a ve­hi­cle in a ditch in Dun­staffnage.

Miller pro­vided breath­a­lyzer sam­ples that were more than 2.5 times the le­gal limit and it took four of­fi­cers to hand­cuff him.

He also de­posited empty en­velopes in a bank ma­chine, but was un­suc­cess­ful in his at­tempts to with­draw any money.

Dur­ing an­other in­ci­dent, Miller used a roll of metal wash­ers dis­guised as loonies to pay for items at a gas sta­tion.

Miller will be on pro­ba­tion for two years and is banned from driv­ing for one year.

He must write apol­ogy letters to his vic­tims and will have to pay $400 in vic­tim sur­charges.

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