Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Candian Justice Versus Chinese Justice

A repeat drunk driver offender who killed a young woman in Montreal East in 2007 was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday.

"Raymond Levesque's criminal life as a drunk driver began in 1985 when he received the first of seven convictions over the next 11 years, including a jail sentence.

Ten years later, on May 8, 2007, Levesque was driving with twice the legal amount of alcohol in his blood when he hit several parked cars and then pinned Methot as she tried to get into her vehicle.

Police caught up with Levesque not long afterwards based on witnesses who reported his license plate number." CTV.ca

Since then Levesque has spent 27 months in jail and so at worst he'll be out in about five and a half years. That's because time spent in jail before sentencing counts as double in Quebec. But that's the maximum.

He doesn't qualify for accelerated parole (1/6th of the sentence) because he's a repeat offender, otherwise he'd be out already!

However, he will definitely qualify for regular parole (2/3 of the sentence) so he can possibly get out of prison after serving 80 months. He's already credited with 54 months because of the double/double rule and so we can assume he'll be back at the wheel of a car in exactly two years and two months!!!!

I can't wait!!

Now in China..........

Sun Weiming, a 30-year-old company executive in Chengdu, Sichuan province, was found guilty of endangering public safety.

He is thought to be China's first drunk driver to be charged with "endangering public safety."

Sun drove his Buick into four oncoming sedans on Dec 14. Tests after the pile-up showed he had 135.8 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood. A person is considered a drunk driver at 80 milligrams.

Investigation revealed Sun had been driving without a license since May 2008.

He was sentenced to death by the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court.


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