SGI is suing a man who was convicted of a drunk driving incident that killed a Regina man in 2014.
The provincial insurance company filed a statement of claim against Brian Okemahwasin, seeking 150-thousand dollars in compensation that SGI paid to the victim’s family, plus interest and legal expenses.
“It is never OK to drive impaired. SGI is actively looking at actions it can take to encourage people to never drive impaired, and to hold those who do accountable for their choices. If someone chooses to drive impaired and is responsible for killing or injuring someone, or damaging property, SGI will take steps to hold that party responsible and recover funds it has paid out.” The crown corporation said in a statement.
“SGI will continue to do this in the future.” they added.
The lawsuit comes 4 years after Okemahwasin was convicted of driving through a red light at 94 kilometres an hour and crashed into a vehicle, which killed the driver, 61-year-old Garry Tatham.
He was sentenced to 9 years in prison.
The provincial insurance company previously filed a lawsuit against two Saskatoon bars that served Catherine McKay before she drove intoxicated and killed the entire Van de Vorst family.