Drunk driver with no li­cence, reg­is­tra­tion, in­surance jailed

Dwight Ross Mor­ri­son sen­tenced to 90 days in jail, banned from driv­ing for three years

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND - BY RYAN ROSS Ryan.Ross@the­guardian.pe.ca Twit­ter.com/ryan­r­ross

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.

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