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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Breaching a court-ordered driving prohibition slightly below two weeks after it was imposed has led to jail time for a P.E.I. man.
Nigel Brooks Peer, 50, pleaded responsible on Aug. 21 in provincial courtroom in Charlottetown to the cost of driving whereas prohibited and obtained a 30-day jail sentence by Decide Nancy Orr.
Driving ban breach
Crown legal professional Molly Murphy informed the courtroom that on Could 27, an RCMP officer was patrolling an space in an unmarked police automobile close to Peer’s residence in Earnscliffe. The officer had obtained prior data that Peer was driving his purple Ford Ranger whereas prohibited.
At 8:45 a.m., the officer was on Route 268 and noticed Peer driving. Peer was arrested for driving whereas prohibited and likewise issued a ticket for having expired registration, stated Murphy. The officer additionally gave Peer and ASD (Accepted Screening System) a requirement to find out if he had alcohol in his system whereas driving, and if that’s the case, if it was above the authorized restrict. The gadget confirmed that Peer had alcohol in his system, however not sufficient for a legal cost for impaired driving since his studying was under 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
Murphy famous that it was troubling that Peer was driving whereas prohibited with alcohol in his system, particularly because the driving ban was put in place because of an impaired driving conviction.
First drunk driving conviction
The one-year driving ban Peer breached was imposed on Could 15 by Chief Decide Jeff Lantz. On that day, Lantz convicted Peer of impaired driving after a trial. Peer was sentenced to seven days in jail and fined for the offence. Peer’s breathalyzer readings in relation to that Dec. 31 offence had been 250 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood – greater than thrice the authorized restrict.
Second drunk driving conviction
In between Lantz’s Could 15 impaired driving sentence and the associated Aug. 21 driving whereas prohibited sentence, Peer was convicted after a trial on June 7 for one more impaired driving cost and obstructing a police officer. Orr sentenced Peer that day to 45 days in jail for impaired driving together with a two-year driving ban (plus the time in jail) and 10 days concurrent for obstructing a police officer. These offences occurred on Feb. 21 in Stratford. The RCMP officer that Peer obstructed throughout the February impaired driving incident was the identical police officer who arrested him on Could 27 for driving whereas prohibited.
One other driving ban imposed
Moreover the driving offences, Peer’s legal document consists of an assault conviction and a advantageous beneath the Nationwide Parks Act for coming into a closed piping plover-protected space at P.E.I. Nationwide Park in Cavendish.
Along with the 30-day jail sentence for breaching the driving ban, Orr sentenced Peer to a different two-year driving prohibition to overlap with the opposite driving bans (plus the time in jail).
Peer stated he works on a dairy farm close to his residence. He was granted a request to serve his jail sentence on weekends so he can proceed working throughout the week. Peer was positioned on probation till the weekend sentence is accomplished.
Peer represented himself in courtroom on Aug. 21.
Terrence McEachern is a justice reporter with SaltWire in Prince Edward Island. He might be reached by e mail at [email protected] and might be adopted on X @terry_mcn.