A sentence has been handed down from a Calgary judge regarding the fatal car accident that claimed the lives of Alec Bracegirdle and Jonathan Sobol.

Nicholas Miklic has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and will now have to take three driving courses and tell his story to a class. Miklic was convicted of dangerous driving after the head-on collision in August 2016 that killed Sobol, 33, a young chef, and the filmmaker Bracegirdle, 20.

“I think that a fit sentence might be what we call in law, a short sharp period of incarceration,” said Judge Heather Lamoureux. She ordered that he attend three driving courses and tell his story to the class in hopes that someone might learn from it.

“It is exceptionally difficult to decide [Nicholas] Miklic’s case,” said Lamoureux. “The court is struggling with what it should do.”

Miklic was convicted of dangerous driving. Initially after the accident Miklic was fined $233 for the crash. The fine was for passing on the left with an obstructed view.

On August 30, 2016, Miklic was driving a rented moving van when he attempted to pass a semi-trailer on the left along Highway 9 near Irricana.

He struck Sobol’s car head-on. Sobol and Bracegirdle were planning to meet with a local producer.

Bracegirdle’s family told the court they are moving back to England, because they can’t bear to be in the Calgary area since their son’s death.

Since the tragic incident, a scholarship was been setup at SAIT in Sobol’s name.

“My heart aches every hour of every day,” said Bob Sobol, Jonathan’s father. “We have been robbed,” he said.

“Everyone leaves the courtroom with a burden to bear,” said Lamoureux, acknowledging the Sobol and Bracegirdle families, “will suffer for the remainder of their lives.”