Man told police he drove while drunk
A 24-year-old man who was found in a parking lot outside his running car was sentenced Monday to three days in jail for having care and control of a vehicle while impaired.
William Nlondog Lipem appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown for sentencing after previously pleading guilty.
The court heard that on June 30 at around 4:15 a.m. the RCMP responded to a complaint about a man and a woman fighting on the side of the road.
When the RCMP found Lipem’s vehicle it was parked at a gas station with the engine running.
The RCMP saw Lipem walking toward the vehicle and he admitted driving it there.
Lipem later gave breathalyzer samples that were above the legal limit. Along with the jail time, Orr fined Lipem $1,000 and ordered him to pay a $300 victim surcharge. Lipem is banned from driving for one year.