British Columbia

Guilty plea in Pemberton drunk driving crash that killed 3 men

A man who killed three men while driving drunk has pleaded guilty to three counts of impaired driving causing death.

Samuel Alec pleads guilty in 2015 crash that killed 2 cyclists and a passenger in his car

Whistler cyclists Kelly Blunden, left, and Ross Chafe, right, were struck and killed north of Pemberton in May 2015. A passenger in Alec's car, Paul Pierre Jr. also died in the accident. (Facebook)

A man who killed three people while driving drunk has pleaded guilty to three counts of impaired driving causing death. 

Paul Pierre Jr., 52, also killed in the accident, was a passenger in the vehicle that struck the cyclists. (Facebook)

Samuel Alec crashed the car he was driving into cyclists Ross Chafe, 50, and Kelly Blunden, 53 north of Pemberton in May of 2015. 

Paul Pierre Jr., a passenger in the vehicle, also died as a result of the accident. 

Chafe and Blunden were riding down a steep hill on the Duffy Lake Road section of Highway 99, when Alec's older model Cavalier crossed the centre line and hit them head-on.

Alec has a lengthy criminal record and multiple previous convictions for impaired driving.

He is next scheduled to appear in B.C. Supreme Court, March 27.