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Friday, 19 December 2014

Canadian driver jailed for deaths caused by stopping for ducks

A Canadian woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Thursday for
causing two deaths in 2010 when she stopped her car on a Quebec
highway to help a group of ducklings crossing the road.

Emma Czornobaj had been convicted in June of two counts each of
criminal negligence and dangerous driving causing death.

According to media reports on Thursday, Czornobaj stopped her car
abruptly in the passing lane of a highway south of Montreal when she
saw the ducklings. The motorcycle behind Czornobaj's car then crashed
into her vehicle, killing the 50-year-old man driving the motorcycle
and his 16-year-old daughter.

"I just wanted to pick all these ducklings up and put them in my car,"
Czornobaj had testified during her trial. "I know it was a mistake."

The jail time will be served on the weekends. Czornobaj was also
sentenced to 240 hours of community service, probation and banned from
driving for 10 years.
Prosecutors had sought a nine-month jail sentence.



Credit: Reuters

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