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Charlottetown drunk driver jailed after rear-ending another vehicle

A man and a woman, in two separate incidents, were charged with impaired driving in Stephenville on Saturday.
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A Charlottetown man with a prior record who hit another vehicle from behind while driving drunk was sentenced recently to 90 days in jail.

Chester Davis Moffatt, 76, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer.

Crown attorney Lisa Goulden told the court that around 4:50 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2018, Moffatt was driving on Route 1 in Charlottetown when he hit another vehicle from behind.

Moffatt provided breathalyzer readings that were more than twice the legal limit.

Goulden told the court he had a prior record that included multiple drunk-driving related convictions.

Moffatt will serve the sentence on weekends and will be on probation for one year.

He is banned from driving for two years.

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