A teenage boy from Lorette has been sentenced to four months in custody for a drunk-driving crash that killed his friend. The teen's blood-alcohol level was measured at .097 after the crash on October 16, 2016.
Provincial Court Judge Robert Heinrichs noted the teen, now 19-years-old, has taken tremendous steps to better himself since that night by attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, going to church, volunteering at Siloam Mission and coaching football since graduating from high school. Judge Heinrichs says a long jail sentence would hinder that rehabilitation.
The teen's name cannot be published because he was a minor at the time of the incident.