(SHERBROOKE) A man of 24 years of Pierreville appeared Thursday morning in Drummondville courthouse in relation to the fatal accident occurred on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday on Highway 20.
William Gamelin was accused of dangerous driving and hit and run causing death of Marco Boisvert, this motorcyclist of 51 years died after being hit while traveling eastward.
Man of Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil was found unconscious beside the highway at Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover around 2am.
Recall that a witness called 911 shortly before to report that a motorist was driving extremely fast on the highway in this area. Another witness then reported seeing an exit route.
Arrived at the scene, police officers of the Surete du Quebec (SQ) found in the ditch unconscious victim, his motorcycle as well as a car unoccupied.
In the following minutes, a resident of Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover called police to say a man had knocked on his door. He fled to the police arrived, but they captured him soon after in a row.
Police quickly made a connection between the two events, believing that the man had left his car, a Mazda 3 red in the ditch after impact. After his arrest he was taken to hospital where he was subjected to a test to check the level of alcohol in his blood.
During the appearance in a court room of the courthouse, the family members of the deceased were present.
Gamelin was detained, says the Crown Attorney Me Vicky Smith, who objected to his release.
He will be back in court on July 12th for its investigation of release.
Other charges could be filed against him, she says, since the police investigation is not complete.