Woman convicted in deadly crash that killed friend, other driver
CALGARY- A young woman has been found guilty of a number of serious charges, following a deadly crash that killed two people.
In January 2012, Amie Nottebrock was at the wheel when she ran a red light at Shagannapi Trail and Country Hills Blvd. Her vehicle hit another car, killing her passenger, Danielle Russell.
Arsh Brar, the driver of the other vehicle, also died from his injuries.
“The blood alcohol at the time of the crash was…three times the legal limit, and she went through a red light at approximately 140 km per hour,” explained Crown prosecutor Jonathan Hak.
“The conduct she exhibited that night was just mind numbingly criminal.”
On Thursday, Nottebrock was convicted of two counts of criminal negligence causing death, two counts of impaired driving causing death, and two counts of driving over the legal limit causing death.
“The criminal negligence is the most serious offence typically targetted for driving offenders,” Hak explained. “It carries the highest penalty and is the most morally culpable driving offence.”
Defence laywer Alain Hepner said it was an emotional day for those involved.
“Everyone was crying,” he said. “I could feel it behind me, and I could see my client bawling in the dock.”
A sentencing hearing will be held in September.