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Preliminary inquiry in Emily Rumleskie case to take place February 2024

Preliminary inquiry in Emily Rumleskie case to take place February 2024

11 October 2023 à 12:46 pm

The preliminary inquiry in the case of Emily Rumleskie, who is accused of impaired driving causing the death of Sylvain Bégin in 2020, will get underway at the end of February 2024, CHIP 101.9 has learned. According to the Department of Justice, a preliminary inquiry “is a judicial hearing that is used in serious criminal cases to determine whether the evidence assembled by the Crown against an accused person is sufficient to proceed with a trial.”

Bégin died on September 19 2020 after his motorcycle collided with an SUV driven by Rumleskie near the intersection of Hwy. 148 and rue Poirier in Mansfield-et-Pontefract. Rumleskie, a resident of Barry’s Bay Ontario, was 22 years-old at the time of her arrest on December 16, 2020 and was released with a promise to appear under several conditions.

Bégin was well-known in the area, as a community volunteer, firefighter and director general of the Municipalities of Rapides-des-Joachims and l’Île-du-Grand-Calumet.

Back in September 2022, a portion of the highway in Mansfield-et-Pontefract was closed between Amyotte’s Garage and rue Baume, in order for the Crown prosecutor to have a better understanding of the site of the collision.