MAN HANDED 22 MONTH SENTENCE FOR FATAL CRASH 4/19/2017 3:12:40 PM
The dangerous driving causing death case against 41 year-old Martial Laverdure has been closed. Laverdure was sentenced today to 22 months in the St. Laurence Correctional Facility in Brockville. He was found guilty of the charge which was laid after Chief Warrant Officer Ernie Hall was struck and killed outside of the Pembroke Memorial Centre in January of 2015. The sentence handed down by Justice Martin James also included a year's probation after he's released, along with a five year driving ban and a 10 weapons prohibition. myFM News spoke with Ernie Hall's Brother Peter after the sentence was handed down. Hall says that he feels justice was served.
When handing down the sentence, Justice James says he took into consideration that there was no evidence that Laverdure was under the infulence of drugs or alcohol. It was also noted that Laverdure suffers from depression and anxiety. The maximum penalty for this crime is 14 years.