Woman sentenced to jail after helping ducks cross highway (video)By Mason White 4:51 PM December 22, 2014
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of criminal negligence causing death after stopping on a highway and helping ducks cross the road, which caused a fatal accident, prosecutors in Canada said.
Now, 26-year-old Emma Czornobaj was sentenced to 90 days in jail for causing two deaths when she stopped her car on a highway in Quebec, to help a group of ducks cross the road.
Czornobaj was convicted of two counts each of criminal negligence and dangerous driving causing death. Czornobaj reportedly abruptly stopped her car in the passing lane of a highway south of Montreal, when he saw the ducks.
The vehicle behind her slammed into the back of her car, killing 50-year-old Andre Roy and his 16-year-old daughter Jessie. Czornobaj sad that she stopped in order to collect all the ducks and put them in her car.
She acknowledged that her actions were wrong. She will be allowed to serve her time in prison over weekends. Czornobaj was also sentenced to 240 hours of community service, probation and was banned from driving for ten years.
Prosecutors had asked for a prison sentence of nine months, but the judge rejected their request.