Georgetown court delivers sentences to drunk drivers

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Kings County Provincial Court, Georgetown.

A 50-year-old Cardigan North man was sentenced to three days in jail, fined $1,000 and is prohibited from driving for one year after pleading guilty to drunk driving in Georgetown Provincial Court recently.

James Paul MacIntyre was stopped by a member of the Kings District RCMP on March 22 when he was driving at a high rate of speed on Route 311 in Cardigan North. MacIntyre was taken to the Kings District RCMP office where he provided breath samples in excess of the 80 mg/100 ml limit.

Along with the jail time and fine, MacIntyre must pay a $300 victims of crime surcharge.

A 51-year-old Lennox Island woman was also sentenced in Georgetown Provincial Court for impaired driving last week.

Judith Marie Praught was sentenced to five days in jail, fined $1,300, plus a $390 victims of crime surcharge and is prohibited from driving for one year.

Praught was stopped on Main Street in Montague on March 5 after the Kings District RCMP received two complaints of a possible impaired driver.

"Impaired driving is a criminal offence that can have serious consequences for both the offender and the general public," states Kings District RCMP in a news release about the sentencings. "Convicted impaired drivers face driving suspensions, significant fines, and in most cases a period of incarceration. If you are going to drink, make arrangements to get home safely, don't drive."

Organizations: Kings District RCMP

Geographic location: Georgetown, Montague

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