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Bradford man sentenced to 5 years for death of motorcyclist

The judge also imposed a seven-year driving prohibition
Police investigate a fatal crash on Holland Street in July 2022.

A Bradford man has received a five-year sentence for impaired driving causing the death of another Bradford man in 2022.

Johnathon Harrington, 29, pleaded guilty in Bradford court on March 21, 2023 to charges of impaired driving causing death and fail to stop after accident.

Harrington was sentenced to five years in jail minus pre-sentence custody, which means he will serve approximately three years and seven months. The judge also imposed a seven-year driving prohibition.

On July 16, 2022, at approximately 12:20 a.m., a 32-year-old Bradford man riding a motorcycle was struck and killed after being rear-ended by a vehicle on Holland Street.

Police determined the motorcyclist was rear-ended by the first vehicle, then struck by a second vehicle while travelling eastbound on Holland. The first vehicle mounted a curb and crashed into a building, severing a gas line in the process. The driver then fled on foot.

The canine unit helped in the arrest of the driver a short distance from the collision. The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with police. The motorcyclist, a 32-year-old Bradford man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.