Alleged driver in New Annan fatality in court Thursday

Nancy MacPhee
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SUMMERSIDE — The alleged driver in the October crash that killed a Summerside man will be in provincial court Thursday to face charges of impaired driving causing death and impaired driving.

A firefighter directs traffic around the scene of the Oct. 15 single-vehilce fatal rollover along Route 2 in New Annan

East Prince RCMP confirmed Wednesday that 57-year-old Roger Irwin Faithfull has been charged in connection with the Oct. 15 single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of 53-year-old Paul Gerard Cormier.

According to information released by police at the time, the vehicle in which Cormier was a passenger allegedly crossed the centre line shortly on Route 2 in New Annan and the alleged driver — Faithfull — overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll over into the ditch on the opposite side of the road.

The accident happened shortly after 2 p.m. Cormier was taken to Prince County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Faithfull was taken into custody at the time and failed a breathalyzer immediately following the crash.

East Prince RCMP Sgt. Paul Gagne said Faithfull has a previous conviction for impaired driving. Gagne could not confirm if Faithfull had more than one prior related conviction.

Faithfull is scheduled to elect mode of trial on the charges Thursday morning. It will be his first appearance before the provincial court since the fatal collision.

Faithfull faces charges of impaired driving causing death, operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood causing death and impaired driving.



Organizations: Route 2, Prince County Hospital

Geographic location: New Annan

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  • joe
    December 05, 2012 - 15:13

    He's wasn't in custody for more than a day he has been cooking where he works since it happened.