• James Armstrong

Third court appearance for l’Île-Perrot driver


PHOTO BY JAMES ARMSTRONG

Île-Perrot resident Éric Flynn (centre) is charged with fail­ing to remain at the scene of an accident and criminal negligence. His next court date will be in July.

Île-Perrot resident Éric Flynn made his third court appearance before Judge Bertrand St-Arnaud in the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield courthouse on Monday, June 17. The judge granted a request by Flynn’s lawyer Constantin Kyriakidis to postpone the case until Tuesday, July 30. Flynn was charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident in early February of this year. The accident happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29 at the intersection of 25th Avenue and Boulevard Perrot.

According to Sûreté du Québec (SQ) reports, an SUV travelling eastward on Boulevard Perrot and turning onto 25th Avenue hit a pedestrian causing him to be thrown several meters. The driver of the vehicle didn’t stop but continued south along 25th Avenue.

The incident was caught on security camera and the SQ issued a call through local media asking the public to help find the driver of the vehicle. The result was the arrest of 49-year-old Flynn who initially appeared in court in February where he was formally charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident and criminal negligence. At the time of the accident, Flynn was on leave from his post for personal reasons as a fire preventionist with the Ville de l’Île-Perrot.

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