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P.E.I. man handed five months in jail for dangerous driving

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A 43-year-old P.E.I. man has been sentenced to five months in jail for dangerous driving where he grazed an RCMP cruiser. - SaltWire Network
GEORGETOWN, P.E.I. —

A 43-year-old P.E.I. man has been sentenced to five months in jail for dangerous driving that could have resulted in an RCMP officer being seriously injured.

Christopher Darrell Condon pleaded guilty to the offence recently in provincial court in Georgetown.

The dangerous driving in Caledonia followed Condon’s angry altercation with his ex, the court heard.

The pair had been in a casual relationship which was terminated by the woman on March 13 after Condon took issue with how she was dressed for work.

Condon broke the woman’s stove door. After returning to her property, she called the police.

RCMP observed Condon driving extremely fast before crossing the centre line and driving directly towards an officer’s cruiser that had the flashing lights activated.

Condon grazed the cruiser.

Judge Nancy Orr dismissed Condon’s claim that he was swerving to avoid a pot hole and was not attempting to strike the police vehicle.

She said the fact Condon placed a police officer and civilians in harm’s way is an aggravating factor in sentencing.

“Certainly, the dangerous driving in this incident is a serious matter," she said.

Condon also pleaded guilty to two charges of breaching his release order by communicating with his ex and to one charge of interfering with the lawful use of property.

He was sentenced to 15 days on each of those charges, all to be served consecutively.

With credit for time served, Condon still has just over four and a half months left to serve in jail.

He will be on probation for 18 months and is prohibited from driving for the next 17 months.

A five-year weapons prohibition was also imposed.

Condon has sought counselling services to address his anger issues, his lawyer informed the court.

“I am a good person and working on my emotions," Condon told the judge just before he was sentenced.

“I am extremely sorry for my actions."

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