MAN DRAGS PERSON WITH TRUCK, ARRESTED

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(PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION, ON) โ€“ Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning in the Thunder Bay Courthouse via audio from the Ontario Provincial Police Pikangikum detachment is 42-year-old Robinson Turtle.

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His Worship, Justice of the Peace Bruce Leaman is presiding, along with Crown Attorney Misbah Haque and duty counsel lawyer Arturo Acosta.

It is alleged that on September 15th, in the First Nation territory of Pikangikum, that Turtle was dragging a person with his truckย which resulted in bodily harm to theย person being dragged.

He is charged with:

  • Operate motor vehicle and cause bodily harm

Turtle is already going through court for the following charges:

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  • Impaired operation of a motor vehicle (April 2017)
  • Impaired operation of a motor vehicle (February 2018)

The Crown is opposed to Turtleโ€™s release, stating that Turtle has 3 previous convictions for impaired driving. Furthermore, he states his concerns regarding the primary and secondary grounds, and that this is a reverse onus situation.

A reverse onus situation means that the accused will have to show the courts why they should be released. Primary ground concerns suggest the Crown believes the likelihood of the accused to appear in court to be substantially low. Secondary ground concerns indicate that the Crown believes the likelihood of the accused to re-offendย or become a public safety concern is substantially high.

Duty counsel requests a remand to Wednesday in Kenora bail court, for an in-person appearance.

His Worship Leaman, orders Turtle remanded into custody to await his court date tomorrow. Turtle is sent back to his cell at the OPP Pikangikum detachment to await prisoner transport to the Kenora District Jail, where he will await his next court appearance.

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4 Replies to “MAN DRAGS PERSON WITH TRUCK, ARRESTED”

  1. You would think it would be attempted murder. You donโ€™t drag someone to hurt them. Usually kills them. Unreal. And two outstanding impaired driving charges. Letโ€™s start getting tough on this c**p. Need equality in the court system.

    1. Yes, 2 current CHARGES. Dont forget the 3 CONVICTIONS before that !
      Can we assume this is the 6th time he was caught drinking and driving (nevermind all the times he didnt get caught) ?

      Sad..

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