A Canadian woman has been sentenced to serve 90-days in jail for causing the deaths of a 50-year-old man and his 16-year-old daughter in 2010 when she stopped her car abruptly in traffic to save some ducklings from being hit, causing the man and his motorcycle to crash into her.
Emma Czornobaj of Quebec, Canada was convicted back in June on “two counts each of criminal negligence and dangerous driving causing death” according to the NYPost. The deaths occurred when this genius slammed on her breaks because she didn’t want the itty bitty birds to get hurt…because who gives a shit about human beings when ducks are in danger, right?
A Canadian woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Thursday for causing two deaths in 2010 when she stopped her car on a Quebec highway to help a group of ducklings crossing the road.
Emma Czornobaj had been convicted in June of two counts each of criminal negligence and dangerous driving causing death.
According to media reports on Thursday, Czornobaj stopped her car abruptly in the passing lane of a highway south of Montreal when she saw the ducklings. The motorcycle behind Czornobaj’s car then crashed into her vehicle, killing the 50-year-old man driving the motorcycle and his 16-year-old daughter.
“I just wanted to pick all these ducklings up and put them in my car,” Czornobaj had testified during her trial. “I know it was a mistake.”
The jail time will be served on the weekends. Czornobaj was also sentenced to 240 hours of community service, probation and banned from driving for 10 years.
Sooooo you get to serve jail time conveniently on weekends as long as your remorseful? Is this strictly a Canadian thing, or is this because she’s a somewhat attractive woman and therefore received unfair leniency?
And to switch the topic abruptly, here is today’s ‘Word of the Day’: Anasaphilia, a love of ducks.
Now there’s some controversy around this word, I couldn’t find it in any dictionary hits from Google but I did manage to find this site. Which is basically a community of duck obsessed people who are pissed off that ‘Anasaphilia’ isn’t recognized as a real word….and I don’t know why I find that so hilarious, but I do.
For more on the story of this ridiculous duck-hugging hippie you can read the NYPost’s write up HERE.