A male youth is now facing a charge of manslaughter in the case of a sudden death back in September.
On September 1, police received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was located travelling on the north side of the city and police activated the emergency lights.
The suspect vehicle proceeded to Highway 17 and a Suspect Apprehension Pursuit ensued. Several minutes later the suspect vehicle came to a stop at the junction of Highway 17 and Highway 596. A deceased male was located on the highway at the scene. He was later identified as 27-year-old Arnold Fox of Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation.
A male youth, who was operating the vehicle, was arrested at the scene and transported to the Kenora Detachment.
The youth was charged with the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada:
- Impaired Operation of a Vehicle Cause Death-Alcohol
- Exceed 80 Milligrams of Blood Alcohol Content-Cause Accident with Fatality
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Death
- Flight Causing Bodily Harm while Pursued by Peace Officer
- Driving while Disqualified- court order
- Fail to Comply with Sentence X 2 contrary to the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)
On November 10, the young offender was also charged with Manslaughter.
The youth remains in custody with a court date of November 27, 2015 at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Kenora.