‘Disgusting’ court backlog may free hit and run accused’Disgusting’ court backlog may free hit and run accused

February 14, 2012

By Kathy Tomlinson

CBC News, February 13, 2012


The family of a young mother killed in a hit and run is outraged that the case against the alleged
driver is among thousands in B.C. at risk of being thrown out because of a huge court backlog.

“We were told it could possibly get thrown away — because of time delay,” said the victim’s father
Colin Ogilvie. “That is one of the concerns of the Crown.

“It’s disgusting. It’s absolutely disgusting,” said the victim’s husband Dan Reaveley.

Charlene Reaveley, a 30-year-old mother of four young children, was one of two women killed by an
alleged drunk driver in a horrific hit and run a year ago. The two were struck while standing at the
side of the road at the scene of an earlier minor accident in Coquitlam, B.C.

“My kids don’t have a mom. They have to grow up without a mom,” said Reaveley. “I’m not much of a
father right now either – so, you know, they are kind of losing two parents.”


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