Drug impaired driver apologizes to cyclist he hit

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Blake Ellis/Local Journalism Initiative

A man high on fentanyl while driving has apologized to the cyclist he hit.
Kyle Flynn plead guilty to impaired driving in Sarnia court March 9 after hitting a cyclist in May 2020 in Corunna.
Court heard the driver had a hard time focusing when being questioned by police. He fell asleep within three minutes of being put in a police cruiser. He had been using crystal meth the previous night and was smoking fentanyl that morning. A meth pipe and burnt tin foil was found in his car.
“I am deeply sorry for what happened,” said Flynn in court as he apologized to everyone involved.
 Flynn is now in treatment for his addictions.
“Thankfully no one was injured to any great degree, but a cyclist was struck,” said Judge Deborah Austin. Flynn is to pay a $2,000 fine, is not permitted to drive for one year and will be on probation for six months and he has to continue his addiction treatment.

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