Jail time for high breathalyzer readings
A 24-year-old man whose breathalyzer readings were more than three times the legal limit was recently fined $1,200.
James Gordon Kopp appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer.
The court heard that on July 16 at around 3:30 a.m. Charlottetown police pulled over Kopp’s vehicle on University Avenue after seeing it swerving and driving with no lights on.
Kopp later provided breathalyzer samples that were more than three times the legal limit and he spent the rest of the night in jail.
Along with the fine, Kopp must pay a $400 victim surcharge and is banned from driving for one year.