Lightbourne Sentenced to Four and a Half Years for Causing Death by Reckless Driving, After pleading guilty to killing Shannon Davis by recklessly driving a motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol and another drug in March of 2019, 41 year old Ishmael Lightbourne was sentenced to four and a half years in jail in the Supreme Court earlier today.
In addition to the prison sentence, Acting Justice Juan Wolffe prohibited Mr. Lightbourne from operating any vehicle for eight years and gave him several demerit points.
In addition to causing Mr. Davis, a father of four’s, death, Mr. Lightbourne was driving the motorcycle dangerously for a prolonged period of time the night that the incident occured, the motorcycle he rode was not fit for road use, he was driving without a vehicle license of any kind and was driving while under the influence of two separate drugs.
“ Not many cases have come before these courts with this multitude of aggravating factors and the only thing which could have made it worse was if more than one person was killed,” Acting Justice Wolffe said before passing his judgement down. “Not only did he cause Mr. Davis’ untimely death, but he also placed the health and safety of other road users in jeopardy.”
However, Acting Justice Wolffe also took into account Mr Lightbourne’s guilty plea, which he entered on October 14 of last year and voiced that he had clearly shown remorse and regret for his actions that night.
Immediately following his sentencing, Mr. Lightbourne was arrested and transported to Westgate Correctional Facility
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