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P.E.I. drunk driver who had son in vehicle jailed

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - A P.E.I. woman who was driving drunk with her six-year-old son in the vehicle was sentenced recently to one day in jail.

Melissa A. P. Kramer, 39, appeared before Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where she pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer.

The court heard that on Sept. 25, Kramer was involved in an accident in Charlottetown at around 7 p.m.

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

Defence lawyer Scott Barry told the court Kramer had wine with supper that day and realized her son had his first karate lesson.

She didn’t think she was close to the legal limit, Barry said.

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

Kramer is banned from driving for one year.

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