OPP evidence tossed from Natsis trial

0 OPP officer's report deemed biased and therefore inadmissible in trial of Pembroke dentist
October 8, 2014 at 3:10 pm  •  Posted in Uncategorized by  •  0 Comments

The drunk driving trial of Pembroke dentist Dr. Christy Natsis resumed Monday with the judge in the case ruling that some of the OPP evidence is inadmissible, stating that it was biased.

Judge Neil Kozloff said that in his report the officer in question dropped witness statements that were favourable to the defence.

Earlier in the trial – which is in its second year – breath samples showing that Natsis had 2 ½ times the legal limit of alcohol in her system were also thrown out of court, as were the charges of driving with a blood-alcohol level over 80.

Natsis is accused of impaired and dangerous driving, both causing death, after Bryan Casey was killed in a collision on Highway 17 near Arnprior on March 31st, 2011.

Closing arguments are set for December and the judge is expected to rule on the case in May of 2015.

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