Drunk driver sentenced for joyride that killed sister

Tim Cranwell is led from Superior Court after sentencing Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (SARAH DEETH/QMI...

Tim Cranwell is led from Superior Court after sentencing Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (SARAH DEETH/QMI Agency)

Sarah Deeth, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:40 PM ET

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. -- A judge sentenced Timothy Cranwell to four years and six months in prison for his drunken joyride that resulted in the death of his sister.

Cranwell, 30, was convicted of impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death and having a blood alcohol level over the legal limit.

Cranwell was with his sister Dana, 27, and family friend Owen Dubar, then 18, when he got behind the wheel of his jeep and drove onto frozen Eels Lake in the early morning hours of Dec. 31, 2012.

With a blood-alcohol three times the legal limit, Cranwell did donuts on the lake before the jeep crashed through the ice. Dubar and Cranwell managed to get out, but Dana was trapped inside the SUV and drowned.


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