A 66-year-old Charlottetown man who drove a tractor-trailer while impaired was sentenced to 15 days in jail and fined $1,000.
A 66-year-old Charlottetown man was sentenced Monday in provincial court to serve 15 days in the provincial correctional centre after pleading guilty to a charge of impaired driving.
Lorne Edward Power, who was driving a tractor-trailer at the time of his arrest, was also fined $1,000 and must pay a $150 victims of crime surcharge.
The court was told the RCMP pulled Power over after receiving a report of a possible impaired driver.
Power had alcohol in the vehicle at the time of his arrest. There was also a bottle of mouthwash, the Crown noted.
Power had a prior conviction for impaired driving but it was not recent.
Power’s defence counsel said his client had addiction issues and since this offence occurred has enrolled in a treatment program.
Power is committed to addressing his alcohol use, his counsel indicated.
Speaking through his lawyer, Power apologized for his actions on the date in question.
Provincial Court Judge Nancy Orr said she took into consideration the steps Power has taken since the offence to address his addictions. Power, who has been driving a truck for 35 years, is prohibited from driving for two years.