Three men sentenced to jail for drunk driving

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Three men appeared before Judge Nancy Orr in Georgetown Court Thursday and all entered guilty pleas to drunk driving charges.

Jeffery Joseph Cluney of Souris was sentenced to seven days in jail, ordered to pay a total of $1,300 fine and surcharge, and was prohibited from driving a motor vehicle in Canada for one year.  The charge against Cluney had been laid as a result of an incident that had occurred on Nov. 15.

Joseph Alexander MacIsaac of Flat River was sentenced to 11 days in jail, ordered to pay a total of $1,495 fine and surcharge, and was prohibited from driving a motor vehicle in Canada for one year. The charge against MacIsaac had been laid after he was stopped by police on Oct. 6.

Catlin Darryl McCarthy of Morell was sentenced to 40 days in jail, ordered to pay a total of $1,150 fine and surcharge and was prohibited from driving a motor vehicle in Canada for two years. The charge against McCarthy was laid as a result of an incident that occurred on the Sept. 25.

"Operating a motor vehicle while over 80 mgs of alcohol (in 100 ml of blood) is a serious offence that can have deadly consequences," stated a news release from RCMP.

"Both the police and the judiciary take impaired driving offences very seriously and the RCMP want the public to know that if you drive while impaired in Prince Edward Island, and are caught, you will face a significant fine, a driving prohibition, and in the majority of cases, a period of incarceration"

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Canada, Flat River, Prince Edward Island

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  • observer
    January 16, 2014 - 16:30

    I wonder if the judge apologized to these men for sending them to jail?

  • don
    January 16, 2014 - 16:30

    i would like o see the reading go from 0.08 to 0.02 and a min of 30 days in jail NOT WEEKENDS. and this crap of what about his job well he should have though of that before getting drunk.