Bail Hearing For Fatal Hit and Run Accused
A Sydney man charged in a deadly hit and run on the 125 Sydney Bypass in March in due back in court today for a bail hearing.
26 year-old Thomas Smith faces counts of failure to stop at the scene of a fatal collision and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, as well as criminal negligence causing death, and operating a motor vehicle while disqualified.
54 year-old Jackie Desveaux, from Cheticamp, was killed when he was struck by a vehicle at around 9:30 on the night of March 11th.
His family says he was a patient at the nearby Cape Breton Regional Hospital at the time of the incident.
They add Desveaux was a former member of the military and was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
RCMP say two people have been released on conditions on charges of accessory after the fact in the case.
They also more arrests are expected this week.