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Drunk driver asleep in running vehicle in P.E.I. jailed

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

A P.E.I. man who was found asleep at the wheel in the middle of a road while he was drunk was sentenced recently to three days in jail.

Katlin Ross Carroll, 29, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to drunk driving.

Crown attorney Jeff MacDonald told the court that on Oct. 12 at around 3:15 a.m., an off-duty police officer saw a vehicle in park and still running in the middle of the road in Belleview.

The court heard Carroll was in the vehicle asleep at the wheel. 

Carroll later provided breathalyzer samples that were above the legal limit.

Before hearing his sentence, Carroll addressed the court and said he shouldn’t have put himself in that position.

“I deeply and truly apologize for all of this,” he said.

Orr said it was a matter of concern that Carroll’s vehicle was in the middle of the road and running with him asleep in it.

Along with the jail time, Carroll must pay a $1,000 fine and a $300 victim surcharge.

He is also banned from driving for one year.


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