Quebec man faces four new charges in crash that killed family of three


The Canadian Press

SAGUENAY, Quebec: A Quebec man who was involved in an automobile crash that killed a family of three in Saguenay earlier this month is facing four additional charges.

The four new charges against Yves Martin are two of driving and causing death with an alcohol level higher than permitted and two of criminal negligence causing death.

That’s in addition to two charges of impaired driving causing death and two of dangerous driving causing death.

According to the investigation, the 35-year-old man was allegedly behind the wheel of his truck on Aug. 1 when he hit a vehicle occupied by the three victims; Mathieu Perron, 27, his 26-year-old wife Vanessa Viger, who was pregnant, as well as their son Patrick, 4.

Martin is now facing eight charges: four involving the deaths of the couple and four in the boy’s death.

His lawyer, Roseline Bouchard-Zee, would not reveal the results of blood tests that were carried out on her client, but she did not rule out the possibility of challenging the findings.

The accused, an alleged repeat offender for driving under the influence, will remain behind bars until his next court appearance on Wednesday.

Lawyers will discuss the possibility of holding a bail hearing.


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