Jail time for high breath­a­lyzer read­ings

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

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.

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