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

Ryan Ross rross@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on February 28, 2016

PROVINCIAL COURT

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.