Two people die because of these two idiots reckless actions and one is sentenced to only 9 months of house arrest!!! 9 months of house arrest for killing 2 people because of road racing. Justice has left system. What now remains is a system, a slap on the wrist “Badboy you killed two people, now go to your room!”.
The Mississauga man whose role in a reckless driving incident caused the deaths of two women four years ago has been sentenced to 18 months.
Brian Machado, 30, had pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving causing death, related to the 2007 Brampton, Ont. collision that ripped apart Cynthia Dougherty’s 1995 Pontiac Grand-Am.
A number of vehicles were heavily damaged in the 2007 crash. CBC
He was sentenced on Wednesday to an 18-month conditional sentence, including nine months of house arrest, nine months under curfew, and a four-and-a-half-year driving ban, with the exception commuting to and from work, church or doctor’s appointments.
Machado and his younger brother, Steven, had been speeding in separate cars and weaving in and out of traffic when Steven’s Audi clipped the rear of Dougherty’s car, sending it into the path of an oncoming pickup truck on Highway 50 on Oct. 6, 2007. Both brothers had been driving 40 km/hr over the limit of 80 km/hr.
Dougherty, 39, of Beeton, Ont. was killed instantly along with her passenger and best friend, Mariarosa Dalsass, 44, of Palgrave, Ont.
The crash led to a seven-car pile-up.
The younger Machado brother was sentenced to 22 ½ months last March, after pleading guilty to two counts of criminal negligence causing death.
He is also banned from driving for 10 years.