Steve Watkins has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for a drunk driving crash that killed Winnipeg tow truck driver Amanda Frizzley.
Frizzley, 26, was killed Sept. 30, 2007 after her tow truck was struck by a GMC Jimmy driving the wrong way on York Avenue.
Frizzley's parents, both of whom are driving instructors, hailed the sentence as "precedent setting."
"I think the justice system has taken a quantum leap today," said Craig Frizzley outside court. "With this ruling, I think it's up to them to get tougher and tougher and tougher because it's quite obvious the message isn't out there yet."
Watkins, 22, offered a tear-filled apology to Frizzley's family before being escorted out of court in handcuffs.
"I know I can't expect your forgiveness... I do want you to believe from the bottom of my heart I am extremely sorry," he said. "My heart will forever ache for her and her family."
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Man To Serve 30 Months For Fatal Tow Truck Crash
Here's the story from Canada's Winnipeg Sun:
Posted by Cyndi Kight, Associate Editor of Towing & Recovery Footnotes at 2:59 PM