Drunk driver gets 9.5 years after crash that killed Mississauga teen
Published July 13, 2021 at 4:43 pm
An Orangeville man is going to jail for his impaired driving conviction that caused the death of a Mississauga teen and injured one other.
In October of 2020, Lorne Park Secondary School student Jagrajan Brar, 19, was driving south on Hurontario St. near Mineola Rd. when a vehicle heading north and driving at a high-speed crossed over and struck Brar’s Kia Soul.
Brar died at the scene and his girlfriend, Angel Christine Macintyre, was left seriously injured.
Peter Simms was charged and has subsequently been convicted to a nine-and-a-half year sentence after pleading guilty to impaired driving causing death and impaired driving causing bodily harm.
The 46-year-old Simms of Orangeville had already had prior drunk driving convictions.
In his sentencing hearing on Monday, Simms was given nine years and five months for causing the death and an extra four years for the bodily harm injuries. The time will be served concurrently.
The court, however, determined that because of time already served Simms will face an eight year, four month sentence.
Simms will also be banned from driving for 30 years.
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