Charges against Gentles approved

Crown has approved seven charges against Martin William Michael Gentles of Williams Lake.

  • Apr. 29, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Crown has approved seven charges against Martin William Michael Gentles of Williams Lake.

They include dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, impaired driving causing death, driving with a blood alcohol content over 80 milligrams and causing an accident that resulted in death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, driving with a blood alcohol content of over 80 milligrams in 100 millilitres of blood and causing an accident that resulted in bodily harm, and for being involved with an accident and leaving the scene.

Some of the charges refer to the death of Rayel MacDonald, the 20-year-old nursing student who was killed early April 22, 2012 when she was hit by a truck while crossing Carson Avenue with friends.

Neil MacKanzie, spokesperson with the Criminal Justice Branch, said the charges were presented in Williams Lake provincial court on April 26. Gentles’ next appearance in court will be May 8.