Saturday, May 9, 2009

Bail granted in alleged drunk hit-and-run

May 08, 2009 02:22 PM
Peter Small Courts Bureau - The Star

A Toronto man alleged to have driven drunk and collided with another car, sending a woman to hospital before his vehicle demolished a TTC shelter, has been granted $20,000 bail under strict conditions, including house arrest.
Craig Barlow, 28, who stood today in an Old City Hall prisoner's dock looking tired and bruised, faces five charges, including impaired driving, failing to stop after an accident and driving over 80 mgs.
Police allege that a man drove through a red light at Annette and Keele Sts. just before 6 a.m. on Thursday, clipping the front of an oncoming car and smashing into the glass bus shelter.
He fled on foot with his dog and was arrested a block away, police say.
The 48-year-old driver of the other vehicle was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Justice of the Peace Karin Dresher released Barlow this morning on condition that he remain under house arrest at his mother's north Toronto home. Bail was set at $20,000.
Barlow can't leave the house except with his mother. He must take alcohol counselling and not attend places, such as bars, whose primary sales are of alcoholic beverages. He must not be in the front seat of a car.
Dresher placed a publication ban on evidence and arguments presented at the bail hearing.
Barlow returns to court June 1.

14 charges laid after early morning collision. This is a high risk road user!!!

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