May 01, 2014 - B.C. DRUNK DRIVER WHO KILLED TWO WOMEN GETS SEVEN YEARS IN JAIL [Charlene Reaveley & Lorraine Cruz]

Cory Sater speaks to reporters outside his sentencing hearing in New Westminster Supreme Court

A man from Coquitlam, B.C., who loaded up on alcohol before getting in his Jeep and killing two women has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.

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

Sater sniffled in B.C. 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.

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 he was satisfied with the punishment.

“It’s a really good sentence because in B.C. 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 had been in a minor accident, when Sater hit both women and fled.



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