Deadly drunk driver left drug rehab, went straight to the liquor store

Christopher Dubreuil, 27 of Cobourg, pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing the death of Ashley...

Christopher Dubreuil, 27 of Cobourg, pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing the death of Ashley Fogal (inset right). (Tracy McLaughlin/Special to the Toronto Sun)

Tracy McLaughlin, Special to QMI Agency

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BARRIE, Ont. -- A Cobourg man who got out of drug rehab and went straight to the liquor store to buy a bottle of whiskey before killing a woman with his SUV doesn’t believe he needs any counseling, a court heard Thursday.

Christopher Dubreuil, 29, has pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing the death of Ashley Fogal, 24, a woman known for “working wonders” with mentally handicapped children.

Dubreuil also pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing bodily harm of her best friend, Alyssa Blight, who sustained devastating injuries.

The two women were passionate country music fans and were dressed in cowboy boots on their way to a Miranda Lambert concert at Casino Rama when Dubreuil’s vehicle suddenly crossed the centre line and careened head-on into their vehicle at 143 km/h on Aug. 11, 2011.

Blight told the court she remembers seeing headlights in the darkness suddenly veering straight into her lane.


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