A Burlington man was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for killing his 19-year-old friend and injuring another passenger in a drunk driving rollover south of Stratford.But watching Favian Lee-Allert, 20, being escorted out of an emotionally charged courtroom by Stratford police didn’t ease the pain for many of Eric Millar’s family members, including his mother, Catherine Lundrigan.“(Lee-Allert) gets to see his family, right, this is nothing for him,” Lundrigan said while standing outside the courthouse.
Favian Lee-Allert (white shirt) heads towards the courthouse alongside his family and defence lawyer Ramón Petgrave, far left, on Friday June 14, 2019 in Stratford, Ont. (Terry Bridge/Stratford Beacon Herald)
Three years behind bars was a joint submission on behalf of the Crown and defence lawyer Ramón Petgrave. Ontario Court Justice Robert Rogerson called it “appropriate” and also took away Lee-Allert’s driver’s licence for eight years.Millar, a Stratford resident, was killed after the Chrysler 300 Lee-Allert was driving crashed and rolled over several times around 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2018 at the intersection of Embro Road and Erie Street. A third passenger, Brittany Wright, suffered a collapsed lung, a concussion, scrapes and bruises. Lee-Allert had two punctured lungs, scrapes and bruises.The trio were coming back from a night out in London. A breath test at hospital initially showed Lee-Allert was slightly under the legal limit, but bloodwork later showed he was over the limit.More to come.