Mortal Road Accident: A Trial in 2020 for Cathy Lemieux
It is not until 2020 that the alleged perpetrator of a fatal road accident that occurred in October 2017, in Saint-Césaire, will be tried.
L es parties fixed the hearing in May to determine whether Cathy Lemieux, a 49 year old woman in Longueuil, is guilty of causing the death of Francis Granbyen Wadieh Badir.
Ms. Lemieux faces a charge of impaired driving causing death, a crime the maximum sentence of which is life imprisonment. She has no judicial record.
On the night of the accident, she was traveling westbound on Highway 10 when her car left the road and swept the guardrail – also called a railing – on the edge of the median strip, near kilometer 51 .
Part of the slide was projected in the opposite way, where the victim rolled. Mr. Wadieh Badir, a Correctional Service Officer at Cowansville Prison, struck the debris, lost control, and found himself in the opposite direction.
He then collided with another car. The
43-year-old man did not survive the impact; the other driver suffered minor injuries.
Following her appearance, Ms. Lemieux was released on bail of $ 2,000 and pleaded not guilty. The prosecution is represented by Mr. Sabrina Labrie, from the office of the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions of Saint-Hyacinthe, and the defense is provided by Mr. Valérie Riendeau.