The Canadian Press

2009-09-09 | Drunk Dangerous Offender

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A legal precedent was set in Canada after a Quebec man was handed a life sentence for drinking and driving causing the death of a wheelchair-bound mother. It was the 19th time Roger (roh-ZHAY') Walsh had been convicted of drinking and driving. Walsh's lawyer, Jacques Vinet, said he was a bit surprised by the lengthy sentence handed down by the judge. (Quebec court judge Michel Mercier did not hand prosecutors the legal prize they were looking for -- dangerous offender status for Walsh.)

Date: 2009-09-09
Placeline: SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 28 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << but I'm surprised because there's an attorney was asking 20 years and the defense was asking 10 years the judge decide to give more than that that's it and I was like told you I'm not surprised at the distant agree with that. He did not agree with the dangerous offender request because he decided that it was not up to him to decide. >>


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