Drunk driver with no licence, registration, insurance jailed
Dwight Ross Morrison sentenced to 90 days in jail, banned from driving for three years
A Covehead man who had no drivers licence, registration or insurance when he was caught driving drunk was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail.
Dwight Ross Morrison, 37, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer.
The court heard that on May 13 at around 8:30 p.m. the RCMP got a report of a vehicle swerving on the road and they found him pulling into a gas station parking lot in Oyster Bed.
He later provided breathalyzer samples that were above the legal limit.
Morrison had a prior conviction for the same offence and more than $7,000 in outstanding fines.
Before sentencing Morrison, Orr noted he didn’t have a licence, registration or insurance and hadn’t paid his fine from the previous conviction.
“You shouldn’t have been on the road, let alone impaired sir,” she said.
Along with the jail time, which Morrison will serve on weekends so he can continue working, he will be on probation for two years and must perform 150 hours of community service within the next year.
As a condition of his probation, Morrison must establish a payment schedule for his outstanding fines.
“They’re not going to go away sir,” she said.
Morrison is banned from driving for three years and must pay a $100 victim surcharge.