A lawyer suggested stress caused his client to drink and drive.
However, Alan Layton Tuck, 51, was not offering any excuses Tuesday in provincial court in Charlottetown.
Tuck pleaded guilty to impaired driving on May 19. He was fined $1,000 and assessed a $300 victims of crime surcharge.
He is also prohibited from operating a motor vehicle for one year.
Tuck’s lawyer noted the man was on P.E.I. to care for his ailing mother who is waiting for placement in a nursing home.
The lawyer suggests the stress of caring for his mother led Tuck to drink and make the poor decision to drive impaired.