A 21-year-old P.E.I. man who was observed by police almost going through a stop sign before stopping halfway through an intersection was sentenced to three days in jail for failing a breathalyzer.
Jai Bahadur Darjee appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr May 17 for plea and sentencing.
Darjee needed an interpreter but opted not to have a lawyer present.
On March 30 at around 3 a.m., police pulled over Darjee after observing his car almost going through a stop sign.
The court heard he swerved in the driving lane and proceeded to drive partly on to the sidewalk as he was being pulled over.
Darjee provided breath samples that were more than one and a half times the legal limit.
He does not have a prior criminal record.
In addition to jail time, he must pay a $1,000 fine and $300 to the victims of crime fund.
Darjee is also prohibited from driving for one year.