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P.E.I. drunk driver who hit cyclist in fatal collision in Kinross pleads guilty

The Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island building in Charlottetown.
The Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island building in Charlottetown. - Jason Malloy
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

A P.E.I. woman charged with drunk driving causing death after a collision with a cyclist in Kinross had pleaded guilty to two charges.

Norma Jean Hunter, 44, appeared before Chief Justice Tracey Clements in P.E.I. Supreme Court Tuesday where she pleaded guilty to drunk driving causing death and failing to stop at an accident scene.

On June 12, Hunter struck and killed 27-year-old Jacob Simmons while he was cycling on Route 210 in Kinross.

The RCMP said Hunter left the scene and later provided breathalyzer samples that were twice the legal limit.

During Tuesday’s proceedings, the defence asked for a pre-sentence report and the matter was adjourned until Sept. 18 when the facts will be read.

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