'Habitual' DUI killer driver gets jail

Aug. 22, 2008 at 3:39 PM
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MILTON, Ontario, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A Canadian man with a history of impaired driving charges was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for a Toronto-area accident that killed two people.

In sentencing, Ontario Court Justice Richard LeDressay called 29-year-old Ingram Bakhsh a "habitual drunk driver" who had killed two people after an "egregious" driving spree in July 2007, the Hamilton Spectator reported.

The accident and trial in Milton, northwest of Toronto heard Bakhsh had almost four times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood when he rear-ended a car with a senior couple in it at a railroad crossing.

The seniors' car was pushed in front of a speeding commuter train, and the husband and wife were killed instantly, court was told. After the train passed, Bakhsh's car proceeded and struck another vehicle on the opposite side of the tracks, the report said.

At the time, Bakhsh was scheduled for trial for two previous drunk-driving related incidents, including a collision with a tractor-trailer, and was prohibited from driving and consuming alcohol under bail conditions, the newspaper said.

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