Emma Czornobaj has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, to be served on weekends, for criminal negligence and dangerous driving causing the deaths of two people.
She will also have to perform 240 hours of community service, and will be on probation for three years.
The defense agreed 240 hours of community service was a fair sentence, but argued for a suspended prison sentence with three years of probation, arguing Czornobaj lacked any riminal intent. Czornobaj has already filed an appeal of her conviction and has pleaded for lenience. The judge said he could not grant clemency in this case because Czornobaj didn’t seem to understand how dangerous her actions were and lacked remorse.
Roy was speeding when he collided with Czornobaj’s vehicle, but he did attempt to stop the motorcycle before the collision. Czornobaj stopped in the left hand lane to pick up some ducklings who appeared to be crossing the busy road without their mother. She told jurors she planned to capture them and take them home with her.
Czornobaj had three years of driving experience at the time of the accident. Pauline Volikakis, the wife and mother of the two victims, had said she wanted Czornobaj to receive a sentence that reflected the seriousness of her actions and their lethal consequences.