A gavel lies behind the Scales of Justice.A 59-year-old man of no fixed address was sentenced to 33 months prison in for the serious harm he caused during a head-on collision while driving drunk more than a year ago.

Roger Barnes, Sr. was sentenced last week on two counts of operating a motor vehicle while his blood-alcohol levels were over the legal limit. He pleaded guilty last November.

Tests showed his blood-alcohol readings were 134 and 125 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, with a projected concentration of 145 to 215 milligrams at the time of the accident.

The legal limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.

Barnes and two other men were all taken to hospital after the collision on Colborne Street West, near Mill Street, east of Burford.

Barnes was not seriously injured but the other two men were not so lucky.

One man had a traumatic brain injury, pelvic fracture, laceration of the spleen, lung contusions, fractured upper arm, damage to his lower arm, knee and hip fractures, hand injuries and a fracture to the left side of his face.

The second man received a 4-5-inch laceration on his forehead, swelling and bruising on his shoulder and upper arm and chest pain.

The accident happened at about 6 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2015.

Brant OPP and Brant fire and ambulance services responded to the crash.

Barnes was originally charged with two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm but pleaded guilty to two counts of having a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit.

Justic Colette Good gave Barnes credit for serving 60 days in jail.

She also ordered that, upon release, Barnes is prohibited from driving for three years. He also must provide a sample of his DNA to the national offenders registry.

Source: Brantford Expositor