Driving 138 km/h in a 70 zone without a licence lands man in jail

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Prince Edward Island provincial court

A man who came to the attention of police while driving 138 kilometers per hour in a 70 km/h zone will be spending the next few weekends in jail.

Devan Blake Rayner, age 20, appeared Monday before provincial court judge Nancy Orr in Charlottetown.

She gave him 10 days in jail on weekends for impaired driving.

When police stopped Rayner for speeding on Oct. 26 last year, they noticed signs of impairment. They also discovered he did not have a driver’s licence.

Rayner was also fined $1,000 and must pay a $300 victims of crime surcharge as a result of his guilty plea.

In other news Monday from judge Orr's court, a 42-year-old Charlottetown man was sentenced to 15 days in jail after pleading guilty to stealing from his former employer.

Joseph Vincent MacDougall was working for a water delivery company when he began pocketing some of the money he received as payment from customers for those deliveries, the court was told.

His lawyer said that MacDougall was using his own vehicle to make deliveries so he took the money to pay maintenance costs for that vehicle.

He was charged on Feb. 12 this year.

MacDougall will spend 12 months on probation when he gets out of jail.

While on probation he must make restitution to his former employer for $495. He must also pay a $100 victims of crime surcharge.

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • hmmmm
    August 19, 2014 - 08:31

    uh, you can't get jail time for speeding or driving without a licence! Who wrote this?? It should say Drunk Driver gets jail time!

  • Marie
    August 19, 2014 - 07:53

    Make this person do a year of community service with some people who've been disabled by a big piece of metal controlled by an IDIOT. Twenty, no license, drunk driving and almost double the speed limit.....Ten days in weekend holiday jail is nothing! Think of how terrible this story could have been...come on Lady Justice...protect our innocent...that costs more than ten days and $1300..

    • Unsufficient consequences
      August 19, 2014 - 11:25

      Totally - what is Judge Orr on? - this guy could easily kill someone or many and needs serious consequences to drive it home to his dense brain. Compare his slap on the wrist sentence to the guy who stole 495 and got 15 days! Just a joke of justice.

  • call it what it is
    August 19, 2014 - 07:16

    what a very misleading headline...he did not get jail time for Highway Traffic Act offences of speeding or driving without a licence... he got jail time for the Criminal offence of impaired driving! Given the problem we have in PEI with drunk drivers, let's call a spade a spade...

  • UPWESTER
    August 19, 2014 - 06:38

    And you wonder why PEI has a drunk driving problem. A 42 year old man gets 15 days in jail for stealing $495., and a 20 year old gets 10 days, served on weekends which means 5 days maximum for doing 138km in a 70 km zone while drunk and with no licence. What is wrong with this picture, Judge Orr?