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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Impaired Driver Responsible for Death of Al Joyce Sentenced to Prison Term

Owen Sound | by Matt Hermiz  

Sarah Elizabeth Standen gets four and a half years in prison for impaired driving causing death in 2017 crash.

A South Bruce Peninsula woman who admitted to impaired driving causing death in a fatal 2017 collision that claimed the life of 53-year-old Al Joyce has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison.

Sarah Elizabeth Standen was handed down the sentence at Ontario Superior Court in Owen Sound on Wednesday.

The judge also prohibited Standen from driving for 10 years.

Standen, 32-years-old at the time of the accident, was the driver of a pick-up truck and failed to stop at a stop sign at Zion Church Road and Grey Road 17 on Nov. 18, 2017, colliding with a sport utility vehicle.

Joyce, of Georgian Bluffs, was a passenger in the SUV and died at the scene.

In April, Standen pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death to Joyce. She also admitted to impaired driving causing bodily harm to a passenger in the truck injured in the accident.

Standen received an 18 month concurrent sentence for the impaired driving causing bodily harm conviction.
 

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