Christopher Dubreuil walked out of Barrie court today after pleading guilty to impaired driving causing death and bodily harm.

On Aug. 11, 2011 Dubreuil’s vehicle collided head-on with another on Rama Road.

Ashley Fogal was killed and her friend Alissa Blight was seriously injured. Fogal’s family says the guilty plea had been a long time coming.

“Two years is a long time to wait for someone to say their guilty which they should have done at the beginning but I'm glad he's standing up to his plea,” says Ashley’s mother Susan Fogal.

Toxicology reports showed Dubreuil’s blood alcohol level was between 90 and 120 milligrams at the time of the crash. The legal limit is 80 milligrams. A high level of anti-anxiety medication was also found in his system.

Court heard that earlier that day Dubreuil was discharged from a rehabilitation centre in Oshawa where he was being treated for prescription drug addiction and depression and was later drinking at a hotel near Casino Rama with two women.

Later that evening Dubreuil wasn't allowed into the Casino because he didn't have identification, so he borrowed an SUV belonging to one of the women to drive to Oshawa to get his ID.

Moments later Dubreuil collided head on with Ashley Fogal’s vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witness had reported Dubreuil was speeding and was looking at a cell phone when the SUV crossed the centre line. The OPP took data from the SUV and determined Dubreuil was speeding at 133 kilometers per hour in an 80 km/h zone at the time of the crash. The data also showed Dubreuil never applied the brakes. His lawyer says Dubreuil doesn't remember a thing from that night but accepts responsibility. 

“He suffered head injuries that left him with no memory of the accident,” says lawyer Alan Risen. “… We understand all the evidence and (he) is now prepared to accept responsibility for what happened.” 

Fogal and Blight were on their way to a concert at Casion Rama that night. This tragedy has been just as difficult for Alyssa Blight’s family. Her sister says though she has recovered from her injuries, words can't describe the emotional toll.

“It’s really tough,” says Rebecca Blight. “Not only losing a really good friend, she’s gone, she moved to Edmonton because of this.”

The crown hasn't indicated how long of a sentence it will be seeking. Dubreuil will be sentenced in February.