September 9, 2017 10:09 am
Updated: September 9, 2017 10:34 am

Man convicted in death of Hamilton cyclist escapes jail time

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A man who was convicted of careless driving in the death of a cyclist won’t be facing jail time.

Fifty-seven-year-old Guy McPhee has received a $2,000 fine, a 120-day driver’s license suspension and a mandatory 120 hours of community service.

The crown had asked for 90 days in jail and an 18-month driver’s license suspension.

McPhee was found guilty of careless driving on July 14th in the death of 53-year-old Jay Keddy.

Keddy, a teacher at Prince of Wales School, was riding his bike up the Claremont Access when he was struck and killed in December of 2015.

The case brought attention to advocates calling for safer streets for cyclists in Hamilton.

A “ghost bike” memorial was installed near the spot where Keddy was killed.

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