N.B. man sentenced to prison in crash that injured four
In a statement of claim filed with a Brockville, Ont., court, a former inmate alleges the province failed to ensure his safety while incarcerated. (file)
Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012 10:56AM AST
Last Updated Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:14PM AST
A New Brunswick man has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison in connection with a head-on collision that injured four people in June.
Alfred Savoie, 35, of Saint-Charles appeared in Moncton provincial court Monday where he pleaded guilty to three counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
The charges were laid after a westbound car crossed the centre line and collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle in Saint-Charles on June 1.
Four people were injured in the crash, including a 24-year-old woman from Riverview who suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital.
Savoie has been in custody since June.
In addition to the prison sentence, he received a five-year driving probation and 30 days in jail consecutive for driving while suspended, as well as 45 days consecutive for breach of probation.
Police say his sentence does not take into account the time he spent in jail prior to entering his guilty plea.