‘An extraordinary girl’
Motorist drank all day at Gatineau strip club; convicted twice before with impaired driving
Jean-Francois Bertrand, Andrew Seymour, Katie Daubs and Alana Toulin, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Thursday, August 30, 2007
Marie-Hélène Primeau, 17 years old and days away from starting her studies at an Ottawa art college, was on her bike on the Lady Aberdeen Bridge on Tuesday night when she was struck and killed by a pickup truck.
The man behind the wheel had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his bloodstream after spending the day drinking at a Gatineau strip bar, a Crown prosecutor said yesterday.
Rémi William Comeau, who faces eight charges in connection with a series of collisions that night, has been convicted for drunk driving twice before, his defence lawyer said.
The man charged in a fatal drunk-driving collision that killed a 17-year-old Gatineau girl is in Hull hospital recovering from a jailhouse beating.