December 18, 2014 7:21 pm
Updated: December 18, 2014 9:27 pm

Emma Czornobaj gets 90 days in prison in stopping-for-ducks case


WATCH: A woman who stopped her car on a Quebec highway to help a family of ducklings cross, leading to a crash that killed two people, was sentenced in court on Thursday. Mike Armstrong reports.

MONTREAL-  A superior court judged sentenced Emma Czornobaj  to 90 days in prison for causing the deaths of André and Jessie Roy when she stopped on the side of the highway to rescue some ducks.

Czornobaj will serve her 90-day prison sentence sentence on weekends.

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The judge lashed out at Czornobaj, saying that she showed “unthoughtful, callous behaviour,” and criticized the 26-year-old financial analyst for showing no remorse.

Czornobaj will also be required to perform 240 hours of community service and will not be allowed to drive for 10  years.

Czornobaj was convicted of two counts each of criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death. She has already appealed her sentence.

READ MORE: ‘I know it was a mistake’: driver in duck-linked highway crash testifies

WATCH: Pauline Volikakis, wife and mother of André and Jessie Roy, said she is pleased at the sentence handed down to Emma Czornobaj and the strong message it sends.



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