Prohibited driver jailed, gets another driving ban
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.