No bail for ac­cused in hit and run on Sask. re­serve

Cape Breton Post - - Canada -

PRINCE AL­BERT, Sask. — A judge has de­nied bail to a man ac­cused of in­jur­ing five chil­dren in a hit and run while he was driv­ing im­paired on a Saskatchewan re­serve. Colt Levi Morin, who is 20, faces sev­eral charges, in­clud­ing im­paired driv­ing caus­ing bod­ily harm.

An 11-year-old girl had to be air­lifted to Saska­toon where she un­der­went surgery.

Judge Earl Kalenith of pro­vin­cial court in Prince Al­bert ac­knowl­edged Morin has strong fam­ily sup­port, but said that was not enough to per­suade him to give Morin bail. The judge said Morin’s on­go­ing is­sues with al­co­hol fac­tored into his de­ci­sion.

“There is not an abil­ity to stay away from al­co­hol,” Kalenith said. “The risk is too great to jus­tify Mr. Morin’s re­lease.”

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