08/22/2016 13:58 EDT | Updated 08/23/2017 01:12 EDT

Alberta man sentenced to four years for drunken, deadly game of chicken

SYLVAN LAKE, Alta. — An Alberta man has been sentenced to four years in prison for a drunken game of chicken that killed his best friend.

Nathan Corey Scott, who is 29, pleaded guilty earlier this year to impaired driving causing the death of 26-year-old Michael Connelly.

Court heard that Scott had been drinking and doing cocaine before he Connelly raced at each other on dirt bikes in Sylvan Lake in August 2014.

Connelly died at the scene and Scott was flown to hospital with injuries.

Police said at the time that the two men were not wearing helmets and their bikes were not registered or street legal.

A judge also banned Scott from driving for five years after his release.