A judge told a Gatineau court that the man who pleaded guilty to killing a young cyclist while driving drunk will serve at least three years in jail and no more than 10.

The sentencing for 52-year-old Remi Comeau was expected Thursday but has been delayed until May 26.

Comeau had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood when his pick-up truck hit 17-year-old Marie Helene Primeau while she was cycling home across the Lady Aberdeen Bridge in August.

Comeau's lawyer is asking for a three-year jail term for his client.

The Crown, however, points out Comeau had two previous drunk driving convictions and is seeking a sentence of seven to 10 years.

Primeau was days away from leaving home for university at the time of her death.