Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Court Hears Cancer Diagnosis Catalyst Behind Drunk-Driving Crash

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Court Hears Cancer Diagnosis Catalyst Behind Drunk-Driving Crash

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Drinking, accidents, earns man jail time

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SASKATOON - A Saskatchewan man who admitted to driving drunk after a cancer diagnosis has been jailed for 18 months for three separate accidents, including one that resulted in serious injuries.

Ronald Donald Gamble, who is 42, pleaded guilty in a Saskatoon courtroom to two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm following a rollover near Duck Lake in April.

Court was told Gamble was heavily intoxicated when his sport utility vehicle crashed into an embankment, injuring two of his relatives, including one who suffered a fractured skull and jaw.

In a statement to police, Gamble said he learned before the accident that he had kidney cancer, and that he had been drinking the night before and the day of the crash.

He said he was taking his relatives home because he thought they were too drunk to drive.

Gamble was involved in two other accidents, including one in which he crashed into a tree in the community of Rosthern. …

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