A Quebec woman whose love for animals caused a fatal crash is facing 90 days in jail as well as other penalties.
Many CMG readers will remember the story of Emma Czornobaj; back in 2010, she stopped her car in the passing lane to help out some ducks who were trying to cross the road. A motorcyclist and his daughter (who was riding pillion) crashed into the back of her stationary vehicle and died.
A jury found Czornobaj guilty of criminal negligence causing death, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle back in June. Her sentence was handed down Thursday; she will get 90 days in jail (to be served on weekends), as well as 240 hours of community service and a 10-year driving ban.
The sentence is sure to cause an uproar, as onlookers were quite divided; some thought her actions in saving the ducks were justifiable, or that the motorcyclist should have avoided her car. Others thought she should have received the sentence prosecutors asked for (nine months), or even more.