Man jailed for assault with wooden post

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A 31-year-old Charlottetown man who struck another man in the head with a wooden post during an altercation outside a Charlottetown bar was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail.

Colin David MacKinnon will serve his sentence on an intermittent basis on consecutive weekends.

In addition to the time he will spend in custody, MacKinnon will also be placed on probation.

While on probation he will be required to undergo assessment, counselling and treatment, if required, for the use of alcohol or drugs or any other underlying issue that may have contributed to the commission of this offence.

The court was told the victim was bleeding from the ear and suffered a concussion.

He also sustained damage to his teeth.

As part of his probation, MacKinnon was required to make restitution to the victim in the amount of $3,600.

MacKinnon came to court with $3,600 in cash to pay that restitution.

The court was told the victim did not remember being struck with the post but the act was witnessed by others who provided the details to police.

MacKinnon, who had a criminal record with a prior conviction for assault, apologized for his actions.

Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas said MacKinnon was fortunate the victim did not suffer even more serious injuries than he did.

Douglas noted this was the second serious matter he’s dealt with since November involving an altercation outside The Factory.

As part of MacKinnon’s probation order he is prohibited from being in the area of Hunter’s Ale House and The Factory between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Organizations: Ale House

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • Concerned
    January 23, 2014 - 20:50

    What did the other guy do to get cracked with a post. From what I am told he started it injured MacKinnon who defended himself but he gets jail. Apparently the fix was in already with this dude between Hunters and the cops. Just another cover up.

  • fed up
    January 23, 2014 - 11:31

    Where the heck do you get a post outside of Hunters ale house?