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."