Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Motorist Gets 14-Year Prison Sentence in Death of Family of Three

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Motorist Gets 14-Year Prison Sentence in Death of Family of Three

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14-year prison term for Quebec motorist

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SAGUENAY, Que. - A repeat drunk driver who was under the influence of alcohol when he killed a family of three was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison.

A jury convicted Yves Martin last December in the August 2015 deaths of Mathieu Perron, Vanessa Tremblay-Viger and their son Patrick, 4.

Tremblay-Viger was pregnant at the time of the head-on collision in Saguenay, about 250 kilometres north of Quebec City.

In his written ruling, Quebec Superior Court Justice Francois Huot lamented how "the message of the court is not getting through" to drunk drivers such as Martin, 37.

"Like so many before them, these three victims were sacrificed on the altar of ineptitude by drunk drivers who continue to get behind the wheel," he said. …

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