Arens sentenced to nearly six years in prison

  • Jun. 19, 2014 10:08 p.m.

Rodney Arens has been sentenced to five years and nine months in prison.

He will be given 185 days credit for time already served.

Justice Kirk Sisson said Arens appeared to go to great lengths to not take responsibility for his actions and that his self-destructive behaviour continued after he caused the death of a 13-year-old boy on Canada Day in 2010.

Arens was convicted for impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm and breach of recognizance in relation to the collision.

Sisson added Arens brought this on himself and although he thought Arens gave a sincere apology in court this morning, Sisson thought that Arens felt sorry for himself.