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Drunk Charlottetown driver who hit parked vehicle gets jail time

March 18-24 is National Impaired Driving Prevention Week

A Charlottetown man who hit a parked car while driving drunk was sentenced recently to one day in jail.

Richard Leigh Court, 40, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer.

Crown attorney Valerie Moore said that on April 15, Court was driving in Charlottetown and hit a parked vehicle when he made a turn.

He later provided breathalyzer samples that were more than twice the legal limit.

Defence lawyer Jonathan Coady said Court paid more than $4,000 to the owner of the other vehicle to repair the damage he caused.

Along with the jail time, Court must pay a $1,200 fine and $400 victim surcharge.

He is banned from driving for one year.

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