(Quebec) David Latulippe, guilty of assault with a weapon and dangerous driving following an angry episode while driving on Highway 20, gets six months of house arrest.
Latulippe, 25, used his car as a weapon on the evening of October 24, 2011 in Laurier-Station, when he attacked the new partner of his ex-girlfriend. Three times he hit the vehicle driven by the complainant, he followed insistently for several minutes.
In the third impact, the victim lost control of his Honda Civic, made a 360-degree, crossed the median and then ended up in reverse in the middle of Highway Jean Lesage. The driver was not injured and no other motorist was hurt. The attacker, who was 21 at the time, has meanwhile fled.
Judge Jean Asselin called gestures Latulippe of “thoughtless and impulsive”, in addition to tax the “reckless” and have poor judgment. He put the emphasis on speeding during the aggression and recklessness which he demonstrated by endangering the victim and other road users.
The magistrate was finally sentenced to six months detention suspended. Latulippe will have to stay home 24 hours on 24 the first three months of his sentence and then 23h at 6 am the following three months. The judge consented to exceptions from December 24 to 26 and from December 31 to January 2 to allow it to take part in the holidays with his family.
Asselin The judge noted that, despite the gravity of the acts committed by Latulippe, navigation suggests an easier rehabilitation. The risk of recurrence is very low according to him through his entourage and his awareness after the crime. “The probation officer painted a very positive picture [of the accused]. He expressed sincere remorse. He was sensitive to having put life threatening [the victim], “Asselin has listed the judge, adding that the detainee had completed a therapeutic follow-up between 2011 and 2013.
The driving license of Latulippe was seized and will be presented to the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec. Suspension could prevent him from driving for a period of up to four years. The judge eventually prohibited any contact with the victim in this case.