Drunk driver with suspended licence jailed
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.