Bail granted for Arens

  • Apr. 17, 2013 2:52 p.m.

A man who has been charged with breaching the conditions of his release while waiting for his trial to be held in Red Deer courts has been granted bail.

Rodney Arens, 35, of Red Deer, is charged with failing to comply and a number of Traffic Safety Act charges including failing to hold a valid driver’s license.

He was to appear on those charges April 3rd. An arrest warrant was issued after he failed to appear in court. He was arrested April 4th after turning himself into police.

Arens has previously been charged with impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, three charges of refusing to provide a breathalyzer sample and breach of recognizance. He has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

Theses charges stem from a crash on Canada Day in 2010. A 13-year-old boy was killed in that crash.

A trial was scheduled to be held earlier this year, but was cancelled because Arens no longer had a lawyer.

Arens will appear in Court of Queens Bench on May 6th for the purpose of setting new trial dates. He will also appear in court on May 7th to speak to the new charges.