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Canada No evidence of impaired driving in Cape Breton teen's death, police say

23:07  13 june  2018
23:07  13 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Mom says son was walking home when struck, killed

  Mom says son was walking home when struck, killed SYDNEY, N.S. - The mother of a 17-year-old boy who was struck and killed on a Cape Breton highway says he was bending over to tie his shoe as he walked home from a graduation party. Jenn Hanna says her son Joneil was at a graduation house party in Leitches Creek, and began walking home with friends along Highway 223 after the party at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

SYDNEY, N. S . — The crunch is on to prepare for marijuana legalization, according to Cape Breton Regional Police Service Chief Peter McIsaac. “ Impaired driving is still the leading cause of death and injury in this country … there’ s about four per day in Canada,” he said .

When police arrived they found the woman who was driving the car still inside her vehicle. She was arrested at the scene for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Cape Breton Regional Police said the woman will appear in court at a later date.

a baby wearing a hat: Joneil Hanna is shown with his baby daughter.© Gofundme Joneil Hanna is shown with his baby daughter.

Cape Breton Regional Police say there is no evidence the person behind the wheel of a vehicle that struck and killed a Cape Breton teen last weekend was impaired.

Joneil Hanna, 17, of North Sydney, N.S., was hit by a motor vehicle around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Highway 223 in Leitches Creek. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Hanna's mother, Jennifer Hanna, told CBC News her son was attending a large outdoor graduation party nearby.

Cape Breton Regional Police would not confirm whether the 17-year-old was at the party, only that he was involved in a motor vehicle accident and that a vehicle was seized at the scene.

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The evidence came in the form of a videotaped interview with Bryan McDonald, who led the Cape Breton ground search and rescue team that combed the area where police raided a drinking party on Friday, May 4, 1990. Lawyers say they will reveal major development in case of teen ' s 1990 death .

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In a news release Wednesday, police said they were called to a party at a home in Leitches Creek twice Sunday — once at 1 a.m. and again at 3 a.m. — over concerns there were a large number of people drinking and there was a potential for fights and impaired driving.

Hanna's mother has said she heard there were as many as 500 people at the party.

Police said they arrested two people, one for public intoxication and the other for impaired driving. Officers stayed in the roadway near the house as partygoers dispersed to ensure not one was drinking and driving.

At around the same time, they received a call that someone had been struck along Highway 223, "a substantial distance" from where the party was happening, according to the news release.

Suspected impaired driver tops speeds of 150 km/h in Peterborough: Police

  Suspected impaired driver tops speeds of 150 km/h in Peterborough: Police Driver has his licence suspended and vehicle impounded.A Peterborough man faces dangerous and impaired driving charges after police located a vehicle travelling more than 150 km/h along city streets early Friday morning.

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Cape Breton Regional Police will join members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Saturday to launch a series of holiday checkpoints throughout the regional municipality, said Staff Sgt. Ken O'Neill. Police vow to crack down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs.

That person was Hanna.

Police said Wednesday that based on what officers observed at the scene and the subsequent investigation, there is no evidence the driver of the vehicle that killed Hanna was impaired.

Police are still investigating Hanna's death.

In the release, police warned about the dangers of underage drinking and supplying alcohol to people who are underage.

"During this season of graduation milestones, Cape Breton Regional Police urge students and parents to please celebrate safely and responsibly."

N.S. drunk driver gets 4.5 years for crash that killed his brother .
A Dartmouth man has been sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for a drunk-driving crash that killed his own brother. Lincoln Flemming MacLellan, 48, was sentenced in Nova Scotia Supreme Court Thursday afternoon. He had earlier pleaded guilty to one charge of impaired driving causing death. The charge relates to an incident in Chezzetcook, N.S., in October, 2015. RCMP received a 911 call on a Sunday afternoon. According to an agreed statement of facts read at MacLellan's sentencing, the crash occurred on Highway 7. Witnesses reported a black Dodge SUV that passed a dump truck on a double line going uphill.

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