DDO drunk-driving death trial continues

Posted By: Richard Deschamps · 2/13/2013 1:04:00 PM

The trial continues at Montreal courthouse for a man charged with impaired driving causing the death of one person and serious injury to another in Dollard Des Ormeaux one year ago.

The Montreal police officer who conducted the drug and alcohol tests on Yvan Grandmaison scheduled in his report that the 41-year-old was too intoxicated to drive on Feb. 21, 2012. But the defence, in its cross-examination established that the conclusion was reached almost four hours after the accident that cost the life of 73-year-old Ngan Wong Yee, and caused serious injury to 71-year-old Poom Huy Shuy.

The officer admitted that the test results might have been different if the tests had been administered sooner.

The Crown is trying to prove that while Grandmaison might not have been legally drunk when the accident happened, the absorption of prescription medication with alcohol might have impaired his ability to drive safely.

The trial is expected to continue through the week.

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