Continued delays in the Arens case

  • May. 8, 2013 3:54 p.m.

The case of a man charged with impaired driving as well as breaching his conditions continues to be delayed.

Rodney Arens, 35, of Red Deer, is 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 for those charges was scheduled to be held earlier this year, but was cancelled because Arens no longer had a lawyer.

More recently, Arens has been 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 was granted bail last month but remains in custody after failing to come up with the funds.

He will appear in Court of Queens Bench on June 3rd for the purpose of setting new trial dates. He was told by the court that a date would be set regardless if had counsel or not.

He will also appear in court on June 20th to speak to the latest charges.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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