Accused in D.D.O impaired driving case denied bail
Judge Éric Downs not only refused bail to Yvan Grandmaison, but sent his case to trial, prompting no reaction from the 40-year old accused who kept his gaze to the ground.
Grandmaison is charged with impaired driving causing death and impaired driving causing injury.
Ngan Wong Yee, 73, was killed and her husband Poom Huy Shuy, 72, was severely injured while they were walking on February 21st when a motorist hit them from behind.
The judge ruled that Grandmaison's lawyer didn't present any new information that would justify bail and he wasn't satisfied with the $3000 guarantee put up by Grandmaison's brother.
"For the judge it was insufficient, for the prosecution, as far as I was concerned, it was completely insufficient. I don't think a monetary deposit, in this particular case, would do anything to reduce the danger that Mr. Grandmaison poses to society," said crown prosecutor Dennis Galiatsatos.
They should be setting a trial date in early September.