Drunk driver who injured two people handed four-year prison sentence

A Fredericton man has been sentenced to four years in prison after driving his SUV into a motorcycle last summer, injuring two people.

Robert Drew Shannon, 40, had an estimated blood alcohol level four times the legal limit when he smashed into the bike at Cliffe Street and Two Nations Crossing last June.

Mike Burden lost a leg below the knee as a result, and his wife Kendra also suffered serious injuries.

The Crown suggested 30 to 36 months in prison, while the defence asked for 18 to 30 months behind bars.

But in sentencing Shannon on Friday, the judge said neither suggestion was appropriate in the case.

Shannon is also prohibited from driving for four years after he's released.

With files from CTV Atlantic