A man who skipped two of the weekends he was supposed to be spending in jail might wish he hadn't after a judge sentenced him to serve 75 more days.
Shane Michael MacDonald, 36, appeared Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to two counts of being unlawfully at large.
MacDonald was serving a 30-day sentence on weekends when he failed to show up at the Provincial Correctional Centre on two separate occasions.
On one of those weekends the RCMP in Moncton arrested him on an unrelated matter.
During Tuesday's proceedings, the court heard that MacDonald had a previous record that included breaches of court orders.
Defence lawyer Mitch MacLeod said addictions were the foundation of MacDonald's problems and he realized he needed to address them.
In handing down a sentence, Orr said MacDonald's record and the fact he got to Moncton where he got into trouble while he was supposed to be in jail were aggravating factors.
She also said intermittent sentences were a privilege and not a right.
Orr sentenced MacDonald to 45 days on one count and 30 days on the other, to be served consecutively and as straight time.