Alleged driver in Viper crash back in court

Stephen Brun
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SUMMERSIDE – A Brockton man was back in Summerside court Monday, weeks after charges against him in a fatal vehicle crash were stayed by the Crown.

Prince County Courthouse.

Landon Ramsay pleaded not guilty in provincial court to a single count of impaired driving. The charge stems from a July 2010 single-vehicle rollover in West Prince that claimed the life of 27-year-old James Getson of Kildare Capes.

The pair were alleged to be travelling in a 2002 Dodge Viper when it left Route 12 around 11:30 p.m. Both men were thrown from the high-powered sports car, and neither was wearing a seatbelt.   

After more than a year of investigation, Ramsay was charged with impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death. There were no eyewitnesses to the incident, so RCMP had to rely on forensic evidence and accident reconstruction.

Ramsay pleaded not guilty in Supreme Court earlier this year. The case was set down for a five-day trial but, on Oct. 24, Crown attorneys stayed both charges.

The current case relates to impaired driving, and not driving causing death.

The trial was adjourned until March 4, 2013.

Organizations: RCMP, Supreme Court

Geographic location: West Prince

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