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Driver who killed girlfriend in drunken crash gets 1 year

07/15/2013 02:43 EDT | Updated 09/14/2013 05:12 EDT
A man who killed his girlfriend in a drunk driving crash in 2010 has been sentenced to one year in jail followed by a three-year driving prohibition.

Trevor Livingston pleaded guilty to one count of impaired driving causing death in February. He was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster Monday morning.

The crash happened in March 2010 as Livingston was driving Amanda Woodthorpe and two friends home after a night out at Roosters Country Cabaret in Pitt Meadows.

Livingston made a sharp lane change on Lougheed Highway and crashed into a pole. Other drivers estimated the car was traveling over 100 km/h at the time of the crash.

Woodthorpe was pronounced dead at the scene, while Livingston was put into a medically induced coma for several weeks after the crash and eventually had his right leg amputated.

An expert statement submitted during the sentencing hearing says Livingston’s blood alcohol level indicates he was impaired at the time of the crash.

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