Charlottetown police get three calls about drunk man's erratic driving

Ryan Ross
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Darren Blanchard, 45, gets pulled over Jan. 30 this year with twice limit of blood alcohol

A 45-year-old man was fined $1,000 recently after pleading guilty to driving drunk.

Darren Blanchard appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer.

On Jan. 30, Charlottetown police received three reports of an erratic driver.

They pulled Blanchard over, and he provided breathalyzer samples that showed his blood alcohol lever was almost double the legal limit.

Douglas gave Blanchard credit for a night spent in jail.

Blanchard is banned from driving for one year and must pay a $300 victims of crime surcharge.

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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Recent comments

  • Resident
    February 29, 2016 - 17:22

    Someone in Government better be reading these comments. These persons with twice and three times the limit getting no time smacks Justice in the face. Who is responsible for the actions of a Judge. This Douglas guy apparently does what he wants or is it who he knows

  • Dallas Collins
    February 29, 2016 - 07:57

    The judge gave him credit for the night he spent in jail,,what a joke!! He should have given him 364 more nights!! This is part of the reason people are not getting the message on pei,,They get a slap on the wrist,,

  • James
    February 29, 2016 - 07:19

    Another case where the accused has twice the legal limit to drive and gets no jail time. We have the toughest law in Canada for persons driving twice and three times the limit. They are autumatic 1to five days first offence depending on you reading.. Thy does this guy get away with a night in jail whil all others are subjected to 1-5 days. Three times last week we have read about Impaired Drivers getiing no time. This is discrimiation at best and also a Charter argument. Laws are for evryone. Why are three people getting no time and other are. PEI Govenernment and MADD organizations have faught for tough sentencs and now all for noting. Th AG Dept had better pursue these cases for apepeal or our problem of drinking and driving will be worse. Question? How come some get time and others get no time. This is just wrong.

  • Joe Doe
    February 28, 2016 - 22:08