Disclosure sought in Shellbrook overpass damage case

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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A contracting company and motorist accused of causing thousands of dollars in damage to the Shellbrook overpass are seeking disclosure of the Crown’s evidence.

Prince Albert Provincial Court

With the exception of privileged information, accused parties have the right to disclosure of all relevant information in the Crown’s possession or control in order to make full answer and defence to the charges against them.

The charges relate to an incident that occurred on Oct. 30, 2013, in which a semi-unit hauling a tree harvester struck the Shellbrook overpass. The resulting damage briefly led to the closure of the overpass to traffic.

The case has been adjourned to April 1 at 9:30 a.m. in Prince Albert Provincial Court.

Eagle Creek Contracting and Darren Smith have each been charged with one violation of the Traffic Safety Act and three violations of the Highways and Transportation Act.

They include failing to notify and provide relevant information to those affected by an accident, causing damage to a public improvement, two counts of operating a vehicle exceeding the maximum dimensions for a public highway, and three counts of contravening weight and dimension specifications.

See also:

Company charged over Shellbrook overpass damage

Geographic location: Shellbrook, Prince Albert Provincial Court

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