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Man who drove off the Taylor Bridge Sentenced


Photo: The truck after driving off the Taylor Bridge April 24th, 2008 – Andrew Tylosky/Energeticcity.ca

A Fort St. John man will serve five years in prison, for his part in a dramatic crash on the Taylor bridge in April.

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Brian Domonic Jackle pled guilty to all charges, and was sentenced to five years for criminal negligence causing death…four years for the impaired operation, of a motor vehicle causing death…and, two years for driving while prohibited. The sentences will be served concurrently, meaning Jackle will serve five years.

He has been credited with seven months for time already served.

So, provided he’s not released early, he should serve another four years and five months.

He has also received a ten year driving prohibition, to be served following his release from jail.

Jackle was the driver of the truck that went through the south bound lane barrier, at the south end of the bridge and, plunged to the Peace River bank killing passenger David Dennill.

The accident occurred, when the truck hit the back of a van during a pass attempt, before busting through the guard rail.

During sentencing arguments, the crown pointed to Jackle’s long history of substance abuse.

Meantime, the defence focussed, among other things, on the fact, the fatally injured man wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, at the time of the crash.A Fort St. John man has been given three concurrent sentences totalling eleven years, after pleading guilty to three charges in connection with a spectacular April 24th Taylor Bridge fatal accident.

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