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DAWSON CREEK, B.C – Cole MacDonald will receive sentencing on June 22nd for the impaired driving deaths of a man and woman near Chetwynd in 2016.

MacDonald appeared in Dawson Creek Provincial Court Monday to receive his sentencing date.

In January, Dawson Creek Supreme Court ruled MacDonald was impaired by fentanyl and benzodiazepines when he swerved into oncoming traffic on Highway 97, killing the pair in a head-on collision on June 24, 2016.

Though RCMP found no pills or alcohol in his vehicle, MacDonald was found stumbling at the scene as if drunk, and later tested positive for the drugs while being treated for minor injuries at the hospital.

MacDonald denied accusations of drinking by RCMP and said road and weather conditions were not a factor in the collision.

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