Man charged in crash that paralyzed Morgan Pardy will go to trial
A man charged with a car crash last spring that left his passenger paralyzed will go to trial in January.
Joshua Steele-young’s case was called in provincial court in St. John’s Friday morning. He faces charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, forcible confinement and breaching court orders.
His trial will start Jan. 15. Steele-young, 21, was allegedly driving in snowy conditions March 20 when the car rolled over multiple times on Pitts Memorial Drive. His passenger, Morgan Pardy, 22, was ejected from the vehicle and is paralyzed from the waist down as a result.
Steele-young was charged in June and released to await a court appearance. He was arrested in July for allegedly breaking a court order to have no contact with Pardy.
He was released again on bail with a number of strict conditions, including that he surrender his driver’s licence, that he have a curfew, that he not have a cellphone or tablet, and that the internet service at his parents’ home, where he lives, is disconnected.