Im­paired driver who left ac­ci­dent scene jailed

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

A St. Teresa man who left the scene af­ter crash­ing his ve­hi­cle down an em­bank­ment while he was drunk was sen­tenced re­cently to seven days in jail.

Brent Garth Cal­laghan, 35, ap­peared be­fore Chief Judge Nancy Orr in pro­vin­cial court in Ge­orge­town where he pleaded guilty to im­paired driv­ing.

The court heard that on May 14 at around 1:30 p.m. the RCMP re­sponded to a call about a sin­gle-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion in Peakes. When the po­lice ar­rived, they found ex­ten­sive dam­age to the rear of the ve­hi­cle, in­clud­ing a smashed win­dow. They also found a case of beer in the trunk. In ad­di­tion, there was an empty beer can in the glove com­part­ment and another on the pas­sen­ger seat.

Wit­nesses said they told Cal­laghan not to leave the scene and the court heard they saw him leave in a truck that stopped as it was driv­ing by.

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