On July 31, 2014, driver Sukhvinder Rai crashed his dump truck, which had its bucket raised, into the superstructure of the Burlington Skyway in Ontario. It was shut down for 4 days on a holiday weekend, and 3 people were injured.
Rai smelled of booze, had a beverage beside the driver seat, and even had a record for impaired driving, but despite all this he has only been sentenced to 1 year in jail and a 3 year driving prohibition. He was also not required to pay compensation to those injured.
His defense lawyer explained that he was the breadwinner of the family, and that Rai didn’t know the bucket was raised and that the truck was unsafe overall.
Did he get off light? Is it possible to ever see someone banned for life from driving in this Province?! What’s going on in this industry?