Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ramage receives four years in prison

Former NHLer Rob Ramage could be headed to jail Thursday when he appears in a Toronto-area court for sentencing on drunk driving convictions.

Ramage was found guilty in October of impaired and dangerous driving causing the death of former Chicago Blackhawks star Keith Magnuson. Magnuson, 56, died instantly when a rental car driven by Ramage, 48, slammed head-on into another vehicle in Woodbridge, Ont., on Dec. 15, 2003.
Radio reports in Toronto indicate Ramage has received a four-year sentence, which is along the lines of what the Crown was looking for.

UPDATE From The Canadian Press:
Former NHL player Rob Ramage has been sentenced to four years in prison for a fatal 2003 crash that killed a former Chicago Blackhawks player.
Last October, jury in a Newmarket, Ont., found Mr. Ramage guilty on all five charges he faced, including impaired driving causing death, in connection with the crash.

The prosecution said scientific evidence showed that Mr. Ramage had up to four times the legal blood-alcohol limit at the time of the crash, though none of the hundreds of people at an earlier reception could say he had a single drink.
UPDATE Ramage has indicated he will appeal.


At 11:14 a.m., January 17, 2008, Anonymous PPP said...

It's a shame that drunk driving sentences are so soft that it takes a death to get a real sentence handed out and even then he probably won't serve anywhere near 4 years.

At 11:50 a.m., January 17, 2008, Blogger The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

None of the hundreds of people at an earlier reception could say he had a single drink. It was more like a dozen, they said.



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