View our mobile site

Man jailed after fatal crash on St. Albert Trail

Jacques Raymond Hachey banned from driving for two years

By: Amy Crofts

  |  Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 06:00 am

FATALITY – The driver of this car, which was involved in a fatal crash in early 2013, will spend 45 days in jail after pleading guilty to two charges.
FATALITY – The driver of this car, which was involved in a fatal crash in early 2013, will spend 45 days in jail after pleading guilty to two charges.
FILE PHOTO/St. Albert Gazette

Comments    |   

Print    |   

A A


The driver of the car that a St. Albert man was killed in last year has been sentenced to 45 days in jail.

Jacques Raymond Hachey, 23, of St. Albert, pleaded guilty to impaired driving and possession of marijuana under 30 grams at a scheduled preliminary inquiry Monday.

The two-vehicle collision occurred around 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 23, 2013 at St. Albert Trail and Hebert Road. A Chevrolet Suburban travelling southbound on St. Albert Trail was turning left onto Hebert Road when it collided with an Acura sedan travelling north on St. Albert Trail.

As a result, the driver of the Acura struck a light pole on the broadside of the passenger door. St. Albert resident Michael Loft-McLean, 20, was sitting in the front passenger seat and was killed on impact.

Hachey originally faced charges of impaired operation by drug of a motor vehicle causing death and impaired operation by drug of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

He was sentenced to 45 days in jail, a $400 fine and a two-year driving prohibition.

The driver of the SUV, Salman Akram, 27, of Edmonton was originally charged with operating a vehicle at an unreasonable rate of speed and possession of marijuana under 30 grams.

At trial last month, Akram pleaded guilty to possession and received a $230 fine. The speeding charge was withdrawn.


Comments


NOTE: To post a comment in the new commenting system you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, OpenID. You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The St. Albert Gazette welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to delete comments deemed inappropriate. We reserve the right to close the comments thread for stories that are deemed especially sensitive. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher.

All comments are moderated, and if approved could take up to 48 hours to appear on the website.

blog comments powered by Disqus