Local man gets six years in prison for deadly crash

BRANTFORD – Keith Jonathan, 58, was sentenced to six years in prison on four counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm and two counts of impaired driving causing death.

His sentencing took place on Friday Feb. 12 in Brantford Superior Court.

Jonathan was found guilty last fall in connection with the two-vehicle collision that killed Joshua Farnham, 21, of Ohsweken, and Samantha Lee Henry-Thomas, 18, of Brantford. Four others were also injured.

On Aug. 29, 2010 around 3 a.m. on Third Line Road near Chiefswood Road, Jonathan turned his pickup truck into the path of a car driven by Philip Martin. Evidence presented at trial showed that Jonathan’s blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash was between 205 milligrams and 269 milligrams.

The legal limit for drivers is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
Jonathan is also prohibited from driving for 15 years.

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