A 37-year-old man who punched another man after an altercation in a cab on New Year’s Day was given a suspended sentence Wednesday.
Campbell Steven Metro appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to causing a disturbance by fighting.
The court heard that on Jan. 1, two groups of people, including Metro, got into a taxi where a dispute started.
After the driver pulled over there was a physical altercation between Metro and another male from the other group.
Metro punched the victim who ended up with a chipped tooth.
Defence lawyer Isaac Quinn told the court Metro doesn’t drink often but admitted he had “significantly overdone it” that night.
Before hearing his sentence, Metro addressed the court to apologize for his actions.
“This isn’t typical behaviour for me,” he said.
In giving Metro a suspended sentence, Douglas followed a joint recommendation from the Crown and defence.
Metro will be on probation for one year and must pay $50 in restitution.