Oct 03, 2014 - MAN TO STAND TRIAL FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING IN FATAL PATIO CRASH [Geo Mounsef]

Geo Mounsef, 2, was killed while sitting on the patio of Ric's Grill in Edmonton

An Edmonton man accused of crashing his SUV through a restaurant patio, killing a toddler, will stand trial for impaired driving.

Richard Suter is accused of being behind the wheel of an SUV that crashed through the patio of Ric’s Grill at 142nd Street and 23rd Avenue in May 2013,

​Geo Mounsef, 2, was sitting on the patio with his family at the time. He was pinned to the wall by the vehicle.

A preliminary hearing was held to determine if there was enough evidence for Suter to stand trial on a number of charges including impaired driving causing death, refusing to give a breath sample and two counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm.

Sage Morin was injured in the crash that killed her son, Geo.

In addition to those charges, the judge committed Suter to stand trial for a third count of impaired driving causing bodily harm. 

Mounsef's parents and a restaurant server were injured in the collision. 

His mother Sage Morin said the family now needs to wait for the trial. 

"It is definitely a long time, but it's good to just be able to take the time in between and have time to just recover," she said.

Suter will return to court on Nov. 19 to set a trial date.

Source: CBC News Edmonton


 

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