Drunk drivers headed to jail

Ryan Ross and Colin MacLean
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Drunk drivers headed to jail

A 25-year-old man who was seen walking to his truck from a bar in Cornwall was sentenced recently to three days in jail for drunk driving.

Robert Adam Vuozzo appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer.

The court heard that on Nov. 27, 2015, an RCMP officer saw Vuozzo and another man walk across the bar's parking lot and get in a truck.

After seeing the truck make a wide turn on a road the officer pulled the vehicle over.

Vuozzo told the officer he drank two beer that night.

Breathalyzer samples showed his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit.

Orr sentenced Vuozzo to three days in jail and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine along with a $300 victim surcharge.

Vuozzo is banned from driving for one year.

Melvin Robert Mills was also sentenced to three days in jail after pleading guilty to failing the breathalyzer.

The court heard that on Dec. 18, 2015, an RCMP officer saw Mills' truck swerving on a road.

Mills told the officer he had two beer to drink that night.

He failed a roadside breath test and breathalyzer samples taken later showed his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit.

Orr sentenced Mills to three days in jail and fined him $1,000 along with a $300 victim surcharge.

Mills is banned from driving for one year.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Cornwall, Charlottetown

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  • Cromwell
    February 27, 2016 - 11:12

    I assume that Messrs. Vuozzo and Mills were unable to claim that they spoke neither English or French! The lack of consistency in judicial rulings on PEI continues to baffle me. Judge Orr sentences two male drivers to a jail term, as well as a fine, while Judge Douglas merely fines two other drivers, reportedly with significantly higher alcohol levels, the lawyer of one of whom claimed mitigation on the grounds that his client 'didn't speak English'.

  • Joe Doe
    February 27, 2016 - 00:31

    YEP,DRUNK DRIVING IS WAY DOWN,YEP.