P.E.I. man jailed for drunken crash that killed an Amherst man

A 28-year-old P.E.I. man has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for a drunken crash that left another man dead.

Court heard Donald James Lutes of Charlottetown was driving while impaired when the crash happened on October 24th, 2015, in the North Tryon area, southeast of Summerside.

RCMP say Matthew Gallant of Amherst, Nova Scotia, died as a result of the crash that closed the Trans-Canada Highway for several hours.

Along with the jail sentence, Lutes is banned from operating a motor vehicle in Canada for a period of 60 months and must submit his DNA to the National DNA bank.