Man with high breathalyzer readings jailed
Andrew Christopher Cullen receives 70-day sentence
A P.E.I. man who was caught driving drunk with a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit was sentenced recently to 70 days in jail.
Andrew Christopher Cullen, 25, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer after he was arrested in May.
When he heard the sentence it seemed to catch Cullen off guard.
“What? 70?” he said.
Orr confirmed the sentence for him.
“It’s a serious matter Mr. Cullen,” she said. The court heard Cullen had a prior drunk driving conviction from 2015 and Orr said his readings were high.
Cullen also told Orr he has never held a driver’s licence.
Along with the jail time, which he will serve on weekends, Cullen will be on probation for 18 months and must perform 100 hours of community service.
He is banned from driving for two years and must pay a $100 victim surcharge.