Pembroke dentist’s appeal against impaired driving causing death conviction dismissed

CBC News is reporting that Dr. Christy Natsis’ appeal against her 2015 conviction of impaired and dangerous driving causing death has been dismissed.

The conviction arose from an accident which occurred on Mar. 31 2011 on Hwy. 17 near Arnprior. An Ontario Court Justice found after a 55-day trial in May 2015 that Natsis was drunk when the SUV she was driving crossed the centre line. A 50-year-old man, who left a wife and three children, died of his injuries.

Natsis was sentenced to five years in prison. The victim’s wife and representatives of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are expected to give a statement outside the Ottawa court house sometime this afternoon.

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