The Canadian Press
ANTIGONISH — A Nova Scotia man has been sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted of taking drugs and later crashing his car into another vehicle, killing two teenagers.
Thirty-two-year-old William Byron Fogarty of Antigonish was found guilty of two counts each of dangerous driving causing death and impaired driving by drugs causing death following an eight-day trial in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in June.
He was charged after the crash on Highway 4 in Tracadie in November 2011 that killed 17-year-old Nico Landry and 16-year-old Kory Mattie.
Blood tests at the time of the accident revealed Fogarty had several drugs in his system, including Valium and Methadone.
Judge Nick Scaravelli sentenced Fogarty to six years in prison on each of the impaired driving counts, and three years on each of the dangerous driving counts, with the sentences to be served concurrently.
Fogarty was given credit for the nearly eight months he’s already spent in custody, bringing his prison time down to five years and 19 days.
He was also prohibited from driving for 10 years.