Feb 05, 2014 - CALGARY MAN ACCUSED IN DEADLY DRUNK DRIVING CRASH FACING UPGRADE CHARGES [Francis Pesa]

It’s expected the man accused in an impaired driving crash that cost a 20-year-old his life will face upgraded charges Thursday.

Kulwinder Singh Chohan, 36, was initially charged with impaired driving, failing a breathalyzer and impaired driving causing injury in relation to a New Year’s Day crash in the 9600 block of Metis Tr. N.E.

Francis Pesa, 20, died five days later of injuries he suffered when the BMW he was in with his girlfriend was struck head on by a truck.

Crown Prosecutor Jonathan Hak said charges against Chohan have been upgraded to impaired driving causing death and causing a death with more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system and just need to be read to the accused.

“He will face new charges when he appears in court,” said Hak.

According the Michelle Davio with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Chohan was scheduled to appear in court in Calgary Thursday.

Reese Reyes, a family friend of the Pesa family who has been speaking on their behalf, said upgraded charges are yet another step in a tough journey.

“Now that Francis has been laid to rest, this is what they’re focusing on,” she said.

“We are content to see the pursuit of justice in this case.

“It’s another step toward closure for (the family).”

Source: Calgary Sun


 

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