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McGill Expert: Legal precedent could be set in Quebec drunk driving case

Published: 9 Sep 2009

Canadian legal history could be made in Valleyfield, Que., today when a Quebec man learns if he'll be the first drunk driver to be declared a dangerous offender.

Story: Canadian legal history could be made in Valleyfield, Que., today when a Quebec man learns if he'll be the first drunk driver to be declared a dangerous offender. That label is usually applied to the worst criminals in Canada such as murderers and serial rapists. Roger Walsh pleaded guilty to a 19th impaired driving charge last December after killing Anee Khudaverdian a few months earlier. Walsh kept driving after the wheelchair-bound mother - who was out with her dog on her 47th birthday - was propelled into a ditch. Court heard Walsh - who also had 114 previous convictions for other crimes - had more than double the legal blood alcohol limit of .08.

Expert: Prof. Ron Sklar, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Source: Canadian Press: http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hyK0Z4IH7e2JcH5BcWvC-DdQTQzA

 

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