| Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 06:00 am
The driver of the car that a St. Albert man was killed in last year has been sentenced to 45 days in jail.
Jacques Raymond Hachey, 23, of St. Albert, pleaded guilty to impaired driving and possession of marijuana under 30 grams at a scheduled preliminary inquiry Monday.
The two-vehicle collision occurred around 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 23, 2013 at St. Albert Trail and Hebert Road. A Chevrolet Suburban travelling southbound on St. Albert Trail was turning left onto Hebert Road when it collided with an Acura sedan travelling north on St. Albert Trail.
As a result, the driver of the Acura struck a light pole on the broadside of the passenger door. St. Albert resident Michael Loft-McLean, 20, was sitting in the front passenger seat and was killed on impact.
Hachey originally faced charges of impaired operation by drug of a motor vehicle causing death and impaired operation by drug of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
He was sentenced to 45 days in jail, a $400 fine and a two-year driving prohibition.
The driver of the SUV, Salman Akram, 27, of Edmonton was originally charged with operating a vehicle at an unreasonable rate of speed and possession of marijuana under 30 grams.
At trial last month, Akram pleaded guilty to possession and received a $230 fine. The speeding charge was withdrawn.