Drunk Driver Given Two Year Prison Sentence – A 23-year-old man has been given two years in prison after a drunk driving accident that took the life of a 79-year-old man.

A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to two years in prison after taking the life of a 79-year-old man in June, 2008.

On the day of the incident, the driver had been drinking all night and morning and was well beyond the legal limit for driving. His car went over the centre line and crashed into the other man’s vehicle. This man died at the scene.

The driver panicked and fled the accident on foot.

His two year prison sentence will be followed by two years probation. He is also banned from driving for seven years.

He had pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident after a collision.

Alcohol Suspected as Factor in Fatal Collision

Police believe drunk driving may be to blame after a driver was killed hitting a taxi van early in the morning on March 21st.

The incident occurred near Red Deer when a vehicle slipped over the centre line and crashed into a taxi van carrying four people.

The driver of the drifting vehicle died at the scene. The passengers in the taxi suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Police suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash.