05/01/2014 01:45 EDT | Updated 07/01/2014 05:59 EDT

Cory Sater Sentenced To Prison For Drunk Hit And Run

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. - A Coquitlam, B.C., man who loaded up on alcohol before getting in his Jeep and killing two women has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison.

Forty-year-old Cory Sater's sentence was reduced to seven and a half years because he has a minor criminal record and is a single parent.

Sater sniffled in B.C. Supreme Court on Thursday as he was led away in handcuffs after being sentenced for impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death.

He was also prohibited for driving for eight years.

Family and friends of victims Charlene Reaveley, 30, a mother of four, and Lorraine Cruz, 26, were emotional as a judge announced the sentence.

Dan Reaveley said the punishment won't bring his wife back but he's happy with it.

"It's a really good sentence because in B.C. the sentences are quite low," said Reaveley, adding he's hoping others will think of the consequences before drinking and driving.

Last October, Sater pleaded guilty to the charge of leaving the scene but pleaded not guilty to nine other charges.

Court heard he consumed six double rye-and-Cokes and two Jaeger bombs at a bar before getting behind the wheel in February 2011.

Reaveley and her husband had pulled over on Lougheed Highway to help Cruz, whose vehicle had hit the median, when Sater hit both women and fled. (CKNW)


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