Cassady sentenced to 3.5 years in jail for fatal texting and driving crash
A Windsor man has been sentenced to 3.5 years in jail related to a crash that killed a 66-year-old Amherstburg motorcyclist.
David Cassady, 24, pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing death in court on Monday.
Justice Thomas Heeney also ruled that Cassady can't drive for 69 months (5.75 years), but does not have to give a DNA sample.
On July 28, 2015, Don Russell's motorcycle was struck from behind by a Inifiniti Sedan, driven by Cassady.
In the seconds leading up to the crash, Cassady was driving 190 kilometers per hour on EC Row. Court heard when he struck Russell's motorcycle, his speed was down to 166 km/hr.
At the time of the crash, Cassady admitted to police he was texting behind the wheel.
Heeney told the court "distracted driving is the new impaired driving." He said it makes a vehicle like a gun waiting to go off.
CTV’s Michelle Maluske has details from court: