Charlottetown man gets jail time for stealing whisky

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Prince Edward Island provincial court

A 23-year-old Charlottetown man was sentenced Thursday in provincial court to serve 30 days in the provincial correctional centre for stealing two bottles of Royal Reserve whisky from the liquor store at Oak Tree Place.

Michael Edward Perry was sentenced to a further seven days in jail for failure to attend court.

Sentence was suspended on a charge of stealing four large water jugs from the Best Western Charlottetown.

Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas also placed the accused on probation for 12 months.

As part of his probation he is to pay restitution to both the liquor commission outlet and Best Western Charlottetown.

Archie James Carter, age 61, of Charlottetown, was sentenced to three days in jail after pleading guilty to a charge of impaired driving.

Carter was also fined $1,200 and must pay a $360 victims of crime surcharge.

Police stopped the accused after receiving a tip from the public about a possible impaired driver.

Breathalyzer tests conducted by police revealed a blood alcohol level almost three times the legal limit.

The court was told Carter knows he has a problem with alcohol and that he is taking steps to address that problem.



Organizations: Best Western Charlottetown, Royal Reserve

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Oak Tree Place

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  • don
    March 18, 2014 - 22:55

    well islanders here is the proof of profit comes 1st here is a guy that gets 30 days in the provincial correctional centre for stealing two bottles of Royal Reserve whisky. then a drunk driver gets three days in jail. now ask your self what is more important ? you steal wes loses money. you get drunk and drive you serve 3 days then go out and do it again = profit.

    • beagle
      March 19, 2014 - 07:25

      you don't get 3 days on your second or third offence for impaired driving.... sentences increase with each time up at bat. So, obviously this guy has a very hefty prior record to get 30 days for shoplifting. Sentencing is based on serious of offence plus past criminal history. This guy must be a very very chronic thief. In some countries, if you are caught stealing, they cut off your hands...

  • city resident
    March 18, 2014 - 17:09

    If Mr. Perry had stole from someone's house or a business he would have probably received around 7 days in jail (maybe less) , but since it was the government he gets 30 DAYS. Ad far as the impaired driver how many times do we see their readings double/triple over the legal limit !!!!!!

    • beagle
      March 19, 2014 - 07:22

      You don't know much about law. Break and enter to a residence is a straight indictable offence, and courts consider offences against a person's home to be a serious. Offences against businesses (and government) are less aggravating than offences against a person's home. You are also comparing different offences: break and enter (residence) VS theft under $5000.00. That's like comparing apples and caviar... 7 days for a minor theft is a hefty sentence for the crime.