Day two of sentencing for Samuel Alec began Tuesday, and with it came emotional statements from the families of those killed in a crash near Pemberton.
Alec was convicted of killing three people while driving impaired in 2015.
His blood alcohol level was reportedly almost three times the legal limit when the accident happened.
The families of those victims – cyclists Ross Chafe and Kelly Blunden, as well as Alex’s passenger Paul Pierre – spoke on how the deaths impacted their lives.
The account of Chafe’s youngest daughter, in particular, appeared to touch the courtroom.
She told of how she was still a young girl when her mother received the phone call informing them of the accident, and how her older sister suggested she draw a picture to take to her father in the hospital.
… "my sister told me to draw a picture to take to Dad at the hospital." She says her sister then told her no, no, & that she was sorry
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She says she didn’t realize until later that she would never see him again.
At the bottom of that picture, she wrote, “I’ll miss you daddy.”
A troubled history
The courtroom also heard about Alec’s dangerous past behind the wheel, with a series of charges dating all the way back to 1987.
Those charges add up to nearly 40 convictions, with more than half of those involving driving offenses.
The crown argued that Alec continued to show a disregard for court orders since his record began 30 years ago.
They’re asking for 12 years in prison for the three counts of driving while impaired causing death.