Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Judge Sides with Crown on Punishment for Fatal Edmonton Drunk-Driving Crash

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Judge Sides with Crown on Punishment for Fatal Edmonton Drunk-Driving Crash

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Judge sides with Crown in drunk-driving crash

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EDMONTON - An Edmonton judge has handed down a five-year prison sentence to a man who admitted to driving with a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when he slammed into a car, killing its driver.

Tyhler Kennedy Keith, who was sentenced Tuesday, had previously pleaded guilty to charges of impaired driving causing death and impaired driving causing injury.

Keith, who was 21 at the time of the Nov.1, 2013 collision, was also given three years for the second count to be served concurrently.

Court heard that just before the collision, the accused was driving his sport-utility vehicle about 100 kms an hour the wrong way on a one-way street in a central Edmonton neighbourhood.

The impact killed Brennan Bagdan, who was 40, and seriously injured his wife. …

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