60-year-old had been disqualified from driving for five years in 2008
SUMMERSIDE — A 60-year-old St. Edwards man has been sentenced to 160 days in jail after pleading guilty to charges of impaired driving and driving while disqualified.
Joseph Michael Chaisson was stopped by West Prince RCMP in Alberton on July 21 on suspicion of impaired driving.
His blood-alcohol readings were recorded at 180, more than double the legal limit of 80.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered Chaisson had been disqualified for driving for five years following a similar incident in 2008.
Provincial court Judge Jeff Lantz noted it was Chaisson’s sixth related driving offence dating back to 2004. In addition to the 160 days for impaired driving, Chaisson was sentenced to 60 days concurrent on the driving while disqualified charge.
He was placed on probation for two years and suspended his driving privileges for a further five years.
Chaisson was also ordered to perform 100 hours of community service work.