Man gets jail time for drunk driving

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Pictou - A 44-year-old Guysborough man will be spending his weekends in jail for the next few months.


Gordon Joseph Wilson was sentenced to an intermittent 90-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to failing a breathlyser.  

Wilson was stopped by an off duty RCMP officer in the highway near Marshy Hope on Aug.17.  He crossed the yellow line on the road twice and when the officer conducted a traffic stop he noticed Wilson was displaying signs of intoxication.  

His blood alcohol levels were low but still over the legal limit.  His lawyer told the court his client had waited after a whole after his last drink and thought he was sober.  

Wilson has prior driving while impaired convictions.  

In addition to the 90-day jail sentence, which will allow him to remain employed during the week, he has also been placed on 9 months probation and must pay a $500 victim surcharge. He is also prohibited from driving for two years.


Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Marshy Hope

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