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  • The predominant sentencing objectives in determining a fit sentence for alcohol-driving offences, especially those in which bodily harm is caused to a fellow human being, are general deterrence and denunciation. As a general rule, custodial sentences are required where bodily harm is caused: R v Clouthier, 2016 ONCA 197 at para 54

  • The range of sentence for such offences varies significantly. Within that range are sentences in the mid to upper reformatory and lower end penitentiary range: Clouthier at para 56

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