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Prison for drunk driver

A Coquitlam, man who loaded up on alcohol before getting in his Jeep and killing two women has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison.

Forty-year-old Cory Sater's sentence was reduced to seven and a half years because he has a minor criminal record and is a single parent.

Sater sniffled in BC Supreme Court on Thursday as he was led away in handcuffs after being sentenced for impaired and dangerous driving causing death and fleeing the scene.

The Coquitlam man convicted for killing two women in a drunken hit-and-run has been handed a nine-and-a-half year sentence.

Cory Sater's sentence has been reduced to seven-and-a-half years for time already served. He was also given an eight year driving prohibition during sentencing Thursday morning.

Sater was also prohibited for driving for eight years.

Family and friends of victims Charlene Reaveley, a mother of four, and Lorraine Cruz, were emotional as a judge announced the sentence.

Dan Reaveley said the punishment won't bring his wife back but he's happy with it.

"It's a really good sentence because in BC the sentences are quite low," said Reaveley, adding he's hoping others will think of the consequences before drinking and driving.

Sater pleaded guilty at the start of his trial last October.

Court heard he consumed six double rye-and-Cokes and two Jaeger bombs at a bar before getting behind the wheel in February 2011.

Reaveley had pulled over on Lougheed Highway to help Cruz, who'd been in a minor accident, when Sater hit both women and fled.

 

The Canadian Press

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