Man ordered to stand trial for hitting a man with OHV and arson

Leader staff

A Slave Lake man was ordered to stand trial for arson, striking a pedestrian with a OHV, and other charges.

On June 14, 2023 at 3:08 a.m., the Slave Lake RCMP were called to a residence on the edge of Slave Lake, says an RCMP news release at the time. A pedestrian was hit by an off-highway vehicle (OHV). At 7:28 a.m., the RCMP were called back to the same residence because it was on fire.

The RCMP charged a 36-year-old Slave Lake man with seven crimes: dangerous operation of a conveyance causing bodily harm, fail to remain at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm, aggravated assault, arson — recklessly cause damage by fire, mischief under $5,000, uttering threats to cause harm or death, and failure to comply with an undertaking.

The man was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary inquiry on March 6 in Slave Lake Court of Justice.

There is a publication ban on all evidence heard at the hearing.

His next court date is arraignment in Peace River Court of King’s Bench on April 22. This will be to set a trial with a judge and jury in Peace River.

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