Pro­hib­ited driver jailed, gets an­other driv­ing ban

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND - PO­LICE

A P.E.I. man who was un­der two driv­ing pro­hi­bi­tion or­ders when he was pulled over in April was sen­tenced Thurs­day to 45 days in jail.

Matthew Stephen Barter, 29, ap­peared be­fore Chief Judge Nancy Orr in pro­vin­cial court in Ge­orge­town where he pleaded guilty to driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied.

The court heard the RCMP pulled Barter over af­ter get­ting a tip he was driv­ing a truck while dis­qual­i­fied.

Barter was on a driv­ing pro­hi­bi­tion order from 2014 and an­other from 2015 at the time.

His lawyer told the court Barter had just bro­ken up with his girl­friend who did all the driv­ing for him, and he felt he had no choice but to drive.

Along with the jail time, which he will serve on week­ends, Barter will have to pay a $100 vic­tim sur­charge and was given an­other two-year driv­ing pro­hi­bi­tion.

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