CASE LAW - R v Francisco
The case of R v Francisco involves a collision on June 7, 2019 in Burnaby that resulted in the death of a pedestrian, Louise Landreth. Roberto Francisco was driving a BMW sedan erratically over a period of about one hour and twenty minutes until a collision at high speed resulted in a loss of control and Ms. Landreth being struck and killed.
It was determined that Mr. Francisco had a blood alcohol level of at least 188 mg% and was travelling at 167 km/h in the posted 50 km/h zone.
He pled guilty to one count of criminal negligence causing death and was sentenced to:
- 4 years in jail
- An order to provide DNA
- A 4 year driving prohibition once he is released
Of interest here is now security and dash camera video obtained by police contributed to the circumstances.
It is also possible that he will be found to have breached his ICBC insurance policy and will not be covered for the damages.