A Bracebridge woman pled guilty yesterday for her role in a car crash that sent multiple people to hospital, and ultimately resulted in one person being airlifted to Toronto.
Appearing in a Bracebridge courtroom, Brenley Wilson, 25, was convicted of impaired driving causing bodily harm.
Court heard that on Nov. 20, 2020 at roughly 3 am police received a 911 hang-up call which was tracked to a location on Nicholls Road in Bracebridge. Before the caller hung up the dispatcher heard screaming in the background and the Bracebridge OPP were sent to the area.
The police found a vehicle in a ditch at the bottom of a hill, and located people both outside the vehicle and inside, where a woman was screaming.
Court heard that paramedics attended to two people at the scene and transported them to the hospital. One of the victims sustained a collapsed lung and fractured vertebrae, while the other sustained a broken femur.
Court heard that police had actually stopped the driver, Wilson, on their way to the accident but at the time she indicated she had no involvement. However, Wilson later returned to the scene a short time later in the backseat of another car and apologized to the police.
Court heard that her speech was slurred and some of her teeth were missing. Wilson was arrested for impaired driving and ultimately blew readings of 109 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.
The Crown argued that Wilson should be sentenced to 15 months in jail, followed by two years probation.
The defence argued that Wilson should receive 90 days of house arrest. He said Wilson has no criminal record and is extremely remorseful for what happened. He also read aloud a letter Wilson had written apologizing to the victims.
Court heard that on the night in question Wilson had been drinking with friends in Huntsville when she made the decision to drive home.
Justice Robert Gattrell said there was a considerable difference between the positions on sentence and he would need some time to consider. The matter is scheduled to return to Bracebridge court on Oct. 18.
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