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Essex man pleads guilty to impaired driving after fatal motorcycle crash
Larry and Patricia Best. (Facebook)
An Essex man has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in a crash that killed a motorcycle couple.
Patricia and Larry Best, both 66 years old, were killed on Aug. 13 2017 when their motorcycle was struck by a van at Manning Road and County Road 46.
Court heard on Monday that the van was driven by 54-year-old Gerald Decoste, who drove through the red light and struck the Best's motorcycle.
The couple died on scene.
Decoste was taken to the Essex County OPP detachment, where a test revealed he had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit.
In provincial court, Decoste pleaded guilty to two counts of driving a vehicle with an alcohol level in excess of 80 milligrams causing death.
Two charges of impaired driving causing death were dropped.
Decoste will be sentenced on Aug. 30.