Dec 05, 2013 - ALBERTA WOMAN CONVICTED OF IMPAIRED DRIVING DEATHS DENIED FULL PAROLE [Colton & Tyson]

April Beauclair pleaded guilty to two counts of impaired driving causing death.


It’s a small victory for the family of the victims of an impaired driving crash that killed two teenagers last year.

31-year-old April Beauclair of Lacombe has been denied full parole.

She pleaded guilty to two counts of impaired driving causing death after she plowed into a car that had broken down near Sylvan Lake in March, 2012.

She was sentenced to three and a half years in jail.

19-year-old Colton Keeler and 18-year-old Tyson Vanderzwaag were killed in the crash.

Beauclair fled on foot and was arrested about half a kilometre from the scene.

Colton Keeler’s parents say they are thankful the National Parole Board realized Beauclair needs closer supervision.

“I’d rather see her still in jail,” says Brandee Keeler. “But that’s neither here nor there. In my heart I don’t want her home with her family when my son can’t be home with his for Christmas.”

Beauclair spent eight months in jail and has been out on day parole for six months, but the National Parole Board has turned her down for full parole due to the seriousness of the crime and her relatively short period of sobriety. The board has ruled she must spend at least another six month on day parole.

Beaclair admitted she has driven more than 50 times after drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana.

Source: Global News Calgary


 

Last updated on: 2013-12-06 | Link to this post