Impaired drivers sentenced in Summerside
Woman, man get jail times, fines for their offences
Two people have been sentenced for impaired driving following tips from the public.
Nancy Lee Heffell, a 51-yearold woman from Richmond, was sentenced to 14 days in jail for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
On May 28, police were called to a single vehicle crash in Traveller’s Rest where they discovered a vehicle upside down in the ditch with Heffell still inside.
Heffell was also given a fine of $1,300 and received a driving prohibition for 18 months.
Edward Joseph Perry, a 40-year-old man from Tignish, was sentenced to 60 days in jail following his guilty plea to care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired.
The police were notified by a member of the public after they found an unresponsive male behind the wheel of a vehicle in the Palmer Road Church parking lot in St. Louis.
Perry was more than three times the legal limit and had previous convictions for impaired driving.
Perry was also fined $1,500 and received a driving prohibition for 24 months.