Dahl case moved to June 28 after brief court appearance

A Stettler teenager charged in connection with a truck collision that killed another Stettler teenager in February is scheduled to appear

  • May. 30, 2012 8:00 p.m.

A Stettler teenager charged in connection with a truck collision that killed another Stettler teenager in February is scheduled to appear in court next month to enter plea.

Trevor James Dahl, 19, was in Stettler Provincial Court last Thursday.

“Your election is reserved to June 28,” Judge E. D. Riemer told the accused, who stood before the judge wearing a bright red shirt in front of an overflowing crowd of more than 70 people in the courtroom.

“Be present and be ready to make your election.”

Along with two new charges of failing to comply with conditions, Dahl faces charges of operating a motor vehicle causing death, dangerous driving of motor vehicle causing death, and failing to supply a blood sample.

Stettler RCMP reported that Dahl was the driver of a pickup that left a dirt road near Stettler in the early hours of Feb. 11 and rammed into a stand of trees, killing passenger Koralea Boettger, 17.

At the time, she was a Grade 12 student at William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler.

Also on the court docket last week:

— Merrick John Saar, 18, of Stettler was fined $2.875 for driving a motor vehicle without insurance, $1,100 for impaired driving over the legal limit and $200 for operating a vehicle without registration.

— Ronald John McQuay was fined $2,875 for driving a motor vehicle without insurance and $115 for not wearing a seatbelt.

— Brian Lloyd Rymal, 52, of Stettler was fined $1,500 for impaired driving and suspended from driving for one year.

— Marvin Francis Reynolds, 70, of Stettler was fined $1,200 for impaired driving and suspended from driving for one year.

— Daryl Allen Schrader was fined $1,100 for impaired driving and suspended from driving for one year, after his breath sample recorded 140 milligrams, almost twice the legal limit.

— Shayne Aaron Morley, 19, of Edmonton was fined $500 for possession of stolen property when he was a passenger in the back seat of a vehicle stolen from Edmonton and apprehended in Stettler on July 12, 2011.

“Be more discriminating in your choice of friends,” said Crown lawyer Murray MacPherson.

Morley was also fined $150 for failing to appear in court.

— James Martin was fined a total of $600 for two counts of failing to appear in court and one count of breaching an undertaking.

— Adrea Brown, 24, of Red Deer was fined a total of $600 for two counts of breach of probation.

— Gordon Allen Lyle, 53, of Stettler was fined $400 for two counts of breaching conditions.

— Sean Patrick Proud was fined $300 for driving a motor vehicle while suspended.

— Kase William Graham was fined $250 for transporting alcohol in a vehicle.

— Edward William Beer, 62, of the Erskine area was fined $150 for carrying a loaded .22-calibre rifl e in his truck unprotected while his firearms were seized for an undetermined period.

“I’m satisfied you had no intention to be in breach or disobedient of the law when you had it loaded,” Judge Riemer said.

“That is a bad practice and dangerous to yourself and others.”

— Murray Allen Savage was fined $200 failing to report a collision after he hit a vehicle that caused $1,000 damage when he was driving away from a Stettler restaurant last March 29.

“These are very annoying to the vehicle owners — it’s irresponsible,” MacPherson said.

Savage told the judge he later contacted the owner and paid for the damage.

RICHARD FROESE, Independent reporter

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