Woman who stopped for ducks, caused fatal crash, gets 90 days behind bars
MONTREAL -- A woman who caused a fatal traffic accident after stopping her car to help ducks on a busy highway has been sentenced to 90 days in prison.
Emma Czornobaj will serve the time on weekends.
The sentence handed down in Montreal this morning also prohibits her from driving for 10 years.
After Czornobaj stopped her car in June 2010 to rescue ducklings on the side of the highway, a motorcycle carrying the victims --Andre Roy and his teenager daughter Jessie -- slammed into her car.
A jury convicted her of two counts of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing death.
The Crown was seeking nine months of detention and 240 hours of community service, while the defence argued she should only get the community service.
Czornobaj is appealing her conviction.