Driver accused in triple-fatal Pemberton crash due in court
The 43-year-old man accused of being drunk behind the wheel during a crash that killed three people outside Pemberton earlier this year is expected to appear in court Monday.
Samuel Alec was arrested over the weekend and charged with 10 counts in the deadly collision, including three counts each of impaired driving causing death, criminal negligence causing death, and driving with blood alcohol content over 0.08.
He was also charged with failing to remain at the scene of the crash.
Mounties allege Alec was driving drunk the morning of May 31 and crossed over the centre line of Highway 99, fatally striking cyclists Ross Chafe, 52, and Kelly Blunden, 53.
A passenger in the car, 52-year-old rancher Paul Pierre Jr., was also killed.
Alec, who hasn’t entered a plea yet, is scheduled to appear in North Vancouver court at 2 p.m.