Bail granted for man accused of drunk driving causing death of highway worker
Published Monday, February 26, 2018 1:56PM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 26, 2018 6:52PM EST
A judge has granted bail to a 38-year-old man charged with drunk driving causing death.
Vincent Lemay is charged with killing 44-year-old Stephane Lebel and injuring several others in a crash at a construction worksite on Highway 20 in Dorval.
Because of a publication ban, CTV News cannot report any details of the collision.
As part of his bail conditions, Lemay cannot drive between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. and is not allowed to drink alcohol.
“It's horrible for a lot of people but it's going to have consequences for him too,” said Lemay’s defence attorney Andre Lapointe.
The Crown opposed granting him bail, but the judge said because the man has the support of several family members his release was acceptable.
“In 2018, when you are driving under the influence and there are those kind of consequences, I think you have to face justice,” said prosecutor Alexandre Arel.
Jean-Francois Dionne, president for Quebec’s Association of Road Signallers -- a group that does not represent highway construction workers -- said he would have closed the highway altogether while workers were on-site.
Dionne is also calling on drivers to obey the law and slow down when going through construction zones.
Dionne is also asking Quebec to use trailers, like in Ontario and in the United States, that protect workers within a certain zone.
Lebel was a father of two girls. His funeral is scheduled for Saturday March 3 in Laval.