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A firefighter directs traffic around the scene of the Oct. 15 single-vehilce fatal rollover along Route 2 in New Annan
SUMMERSIDE — The alleged driver in the October crash that killed a Summerside man will be back in provincial court in January to elect mode of trial and enter pleas on charges of impaired driving and impaired driving causing death.
Roger Irwin Faithfull, 57, made a brief appearance in Summerside provincial court Thursday morning. Faithfull is charged in connection with the Oct. 15 single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of 53-year-old Paul Gerard Cormier.
Several members of Cormier’s family were also in the courtroom.
No facts or information related to the case were presented.
According to information released by police at the time, the vehicle in which Cormier was a passenger crossed the centre line on Route 2 in New Annan and the driver — alleged to be Faithfull — overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll over into the ditch on the opposite side of the road.
The accident happened shortly after 2 p.m. Cormier was taken to Prince County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Faithfull was taken into custody and failed a breathalyzer following the crash.
Crown attorney Jonathan Greenan requested the one-month adjournment, noting he had yet to receive the accident reconstructionist’s report.
Faithfull is being represented by public defender Jonathan Matters.
Judge Jeff Lantz adjourned election and pleas on the charges — impaired driving causing death, driving with a blood alcohol level over 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood causing death and impaired driving — until Jan. 10 at 9 a.m.