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Hit-and-run driver convicted of killing 21-year-old B.C. man appeals driving ban

July 29, 2012 - 7:26 PM

LANGLEY, B.C. - The lawyer for a Langley, B.C., man convicted in a fatal hit an run says his client will focus on fighting his 12-year driving ban as part of his appeal.

Brent Parent's lawyer says his client won't challenge his conviction on a five and a half year prison sentence for the death of 21-year-old Silas O'Brien.

Vincent Michaels calls the ban harsh and excessive and says it will impact Parent's ability to find work after he's served his time.

During sentencing, the judge acknowledged it was a long ban, but left the door open for it to be shortened later on.

Forty-three-year-old Parent was convicted of criminal negligence causing death, dangerous driving, and failing to remain at the scene.

The Crown was seeking a 15-year driving ban and an eight-year prison term for the March 2008 incident that resulted in the death of O'Brien, who was in a truck with two friends and heading to the airport for a vacation. (CKNW)

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