NEWMARKET, Ont. - A 23-year-old Georgina, Ont., man has been sentenced to two years less a day after being found guilty in an altercation that left two people seriously injured after some fishermen were pushed into a lake.

Trevor Middleton was convicted by a jury Dec. 15 of four counts of aggravated assault and two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

Court heard that in September 2007, Middleton and some friends pushed a group of Asian fishermen off a dock into Lake Scugog, in central Ontario.

The prank escalated with one of Middleton's group being severely beaten and a high-speed chase that ended in a crash, leaving one of the fishermen with permanent brain damage.

Middleton was also given a 10-year driving prohibition and will be placed on three years probation following his release.

While on probation, he is required to perform 240 hours of community service. Middleton was also ordered to provide a mandatory DNA sample.