Drunk driver pours bleach on himself after accident on P.E.I. road

Ryan Ross
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Prince Edward Island provincial court

Jean Michel Beauregard gets ten days in jail for first ever conviction after blowing three over times legal limit

A man who was seen pouring bleach over himself after his car went into a ditch was sentenced Wednesday to 10 days in jail after pleading guilty to impaired driving.

Jean Michel Beauregard, 42, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where he was sentenced.

The court heard on Aug. 20 at 9:24 p.m. the RCMP responded to an accident on Route 1.

When they arrived at the scene they found Beauregard in his 2009 Honda Civic with beer cans in the car.

Witnesses told the police they saw Beauregard's car swerve, lose control and go in the ditch.

A witness also reported seeing Beauregard pouring bleach over himself and the car.

Breathalyzer samples taken later showed his blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit.

Beauregard had no prior criminal record.

In handing down a sentence, Orr said the blood alcohol level and the accident were aggravating factors.

"Fortunately it was a single-vehicle accident," she said.

Beauregard will serve his sentence on weekends.

Along with the jail time, Orr fined Beauregard $1,500 and ordered him to pay a $450 victim surcharge.

Orr banned him from driving for 18 months, which is higher than what is usually imposed for first offenders.

"Why 18? Because of the readings and the accident, but particularly the readings," she said.




Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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Recent comments

  • Dug
    January 25, 2016 - 08:41

    You don't need a comic section when you can read articles like this and other drunk driving offences.............time to be served at weekends, LOL

  • Me
    January 24, 2016 - 18:50

    Are we just going to ignore the part about the bleach? What was that all about?

  • Islander
    January 24, 2016 - 18:31

    This is the type of DWI we need off the roads, This guy obviously does not have any respect for anyone ot anything. His sentence should of included mandatory addictions treatment. This would determine if in fact he is an alcoholic and flush out whatever other issues he has. If he reoffends we may not as lucky and someone could get seriously injured or killed. Judges have to start looking at this mandatory assessments for repeat offenders. We are one of the strictest Provinces in sentencing of Impaired Drivers and it is not working.

  • jim
    January 24, 2016 - 15:08

    So much for a clean getaway .Probably thought he would blend in with the snow and they wouldn`t find him.

  • High readings many times before
    January 24, 2016 - 09:27

    beer cans in his car.. High readings...probably drove hundreds of times impaired and his luck ran out in the drunk driver lotto on PEI.....He knows he has an alcohol problem and it is up to HIM to deal with it( while he drives suspended like most of them do) then get's caught again.