Jack Tobin gets 3 years in prison

Former premier’s son guilty of impaired driving causing death

Jack Tobin has been sentenced to three years in prison for his involvement in the death of his close friend, Alex Zolpis, last Christmas eve. He has also received a seven-year-driving ban, to begin when his prison sentence ends. The 24-year-old son of former Newfoundland premier Brian Tobin pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death in May. Zolpis was killed when he was pinned under a pickup truck that Tobin was driving. Judge Lise Maisonneuve says she took into account both Tobin’s extreme remorse and his history of drunk and reckless driving to make her final decision. Brian Tobin says his son will make a contribution to Alex Zolpis’ community when he is released from prison.

The Canadian Press

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