Drunk driver with sus­pended li­cence jailed

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND - BY RYAN ROSS

A P.E.I. man who said he didn’t re­al­ize his driv­ers li­cence was sus­pended when he got caught driv­ing drunk was sen­tenced re­cently to three days in jail.

Scott Har­ris Bre­haut, 51, ap­peared be­fore Chief Judge Nancy Orr in pro­vin­cial court in Ge­orge­town where he pleaded guilty to fail­ing the breath­a­lyzer.

The court heard that on June 14 a con­ser­va­tion of­fi­cer saw Bre­haut’s SUV swerve and al­most hit a guardrail.

That con­ser­va­tion of­fi­cer pulled Bre­haut over and an RCMP of­fi­cer ar­rived 20 min­utes later.

Bre­haut later pro­vided breath­a­lyzer sam­ples that were twice the le­gal limit.

His li­cence was sus­pended for un­paid fines, although his lawyer told the court Bre­haut said he was un­aware of the sus­pen­sion at the time.

Along with the jail time, Bre­haut was fined $1,000 and or­dered to pay a $300 vic­tim sur­charge.

He is banned from driv­ing for 18 months.

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