The man convicted in a drunk driving crash that killed two and seriously injured one in 2012 has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Sabastian Prosa was 19 at the time of the 2012 crash and was also banned from driving for eight years.
He was found guilty of 12 charges, including impaired driving causing death, in June.
Prosa was behind the wheel of an SUV that was going the wrong way on the 427 when he struck a van carrying a family. Jayanatha Neil Wijeratne was killed in the crash along with his 16 year old daughter Eleesha. His wife Antonette suffered severe injuries.
Prosa admitted to having nearly DOUBLE the legal limit of alcohol in his system when the crash occurred, but claimed that did not cause the fatal crash. Instead, he was convinced that while at a club in downtown Toronto, his drink had been spiked!
Not helping the situation was the fact that Prosa’s blood sample leaked while it was being delivered for testing. Prosa’s lawyer tried to have the case tossed because of this fact, but the judge decided to ignore the plea.
The family spoke after the sentencing and weren’t pleased with the lenient sentence. They were hoping for a tougher sentence saying they were given a life sentence. They argued the Canadian justice system is too lenient on Drunk drivers causing death as the average sentence is only 5 years.
Is this sentence ridiculous? Do you think Prosa has been fairly punished for the crime he committed? Should his sentence be a mush harsher one, considering he refused to own up to his actions and instead tried to find any way to avoid punishment?