A man who pleaded guilty to charges arising from a fatal crash in Australia in which members of a Killarney family were injured will not be eligible for parole until 2017.
A court heard that 20 year old Michael Craig Burvill drank 11 or 12 beers at a party before getting behind the wheel. Mr Burvill drove on the wrong side of the road before hitting a car being driven by Martin Roberts at Karrinyup in Perth on January 4th.
The 56 year old father of two died from injuries sustained in the collision.
Ger Brosnan, his wife Marguerite and their daughter Karen from Killarney, who were passengers in Mr Roberts’ car spent several months in hospital in Perth recovering from their injuries.
The couple’s other daughter, Claire’s partner Mark was also hurt in the crash.
Mr Burvill was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to several charges including dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm and drink driving.
He was also fined $1,000 and banned from driving for four years on his release.
Mr Burvill will be eligible for parole from December 2017.