Mar 08, 2017 - DRUNK DRIVER GETS JAIL TIME AFTER EXCAVATOR OPERATOR BLOCKED HIS CAR

A man who was drunk when a bystander blocked his vehicle with an excavator bucket so he couldn’t drive was sentenced today to seven days in jail.

Paul Dwight Younker, 50, appeared before Chief Judge Nancy Orr in provincial court in Charlottetown where he pleaded guilty to failing the breathalyzer.

The court heard that in December, Younker drove onto a property where a neighbour was clearing brush with an excavator.

After a confrontation, the witness thought Younker was impaired and blocked his vehicle with the excavator’s bucket.

After the RCMP arrived, Younker told them he hadn’t driven on a road and had gone through a field.

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Younker later provided breathalyzer samples that were almost three times the legal limit.

Along with the jail time, which he will serve on weekends, Younker must pay a $1,500 fine and a $450 victim surcharge.

He is banned from driving for one year.

Source: The Guardian


 

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