Sentenced adjourned for driving while disqualified

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Prince Edward Island provincial court

Sentence has been adjourned until April 30 in the case of a 22-year-old Charlottetown man who pleaded guilty Thursday in provincial court to a charge of driving while disqualified.

Scott Simon Clements was observed driving in an erratic manner. At one point police witnessed him drive up over a curb.

Clements had no insurance at the time and the vehicle he was driving was not registered.

The court was told Clements had at least two prior convictions for driving while disqualified. His criminal record also included convictions for mischief, being unlawfully at large, breach of probation and other offences.

Crown counsel Valerie Moore indicated she would be seeking a sentence in the range of 90 days, in light of the sentence he received for his last conviction for driving while disqualified.

Michael G. DesRoches, 56, of Charlottetown, was fined $1,200 after pleading guilty to a charge of impaired driving. Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas also ordered the accused to pay a victims of crime surcharge of $360.

DesRoches came to the attention of police after he was observed driving in an erratic manner. The court was told DesRoches was driving all over the road, crossing the centre line several times.

Breathalyzer tests revealed DesRoches had a blood/alcohol level more than three times the legal limit. He was transported to the provincial correctional centre after those tests for his own safety.

DesRoches had no prior criminal record.

The court was told that in the wake of this offence the accused began attending AA and has sought counselling for his consumption of alcohol.

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • Observer
    April 14, 2014 - 19:13

    @don: If you cannot make a sensible comment, please step away from the keyboard...

  • don
    April 14, 2014 - 10:07

    clements should be set free as he has suffered from his last time breaking the laws of our land. and pay him a few thou for pain and suffering. and have the crown hope he never runs into her with no insurance etc.