July 19, 2024
Edward sentenced the man at the top of the range, saying there were few cases worse, giving him two years less one day, plus three years on probation, and recommending a jail that specializes in alcohol addiction.

Judge slams extremely drunk Southwestern Ontario driver who crashed into motorcyclist

‘His injuries will continue for the rest of his life because of your irresponsible, selfish, neglectful, arrogant attitude’

SIMCOE – The entitled behaviour of a Southwestern Ontario man – and all drunk drivers – was slammed in court here by an appalled judge who denounced his choice to drive with roughly four times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.

Justice Gethin Edward said the victim of Norfolk County man Sean Stewart, 54, went for a motorcycle ride on a beautiful spring day before Stewart “ploughed into him” from behind.

“His injuries will continue for the rest of his life because of your irresponsible, selfish, neglectful, arrogant attitude, knowing you’re an alcoholic and thinking you could still drink that much and get in your vehicle,” Edward said.

The collision took place just after 6 p.m. on April 13 on Fourteenth Street West, north of Simcoe. Stewart, who had been passed by the motorcyclist, followed it and hit the motorcycle as it was turning left from the road.

The man riding it, a sports-playing 55-year-old from Norfolk County, was 20 seconds from his destination when he was slammed from behind by the company vehicle, tossing him 150 metres through the air and causing several serious injuries from which he may never fully recover.

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