Pushing RCMP officer leads to jail
Vaughan Timothy Miller sentenced to 30 days in jail on two charges, gets suspended sentences on two others
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.