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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2014 12:27:09 AM

Emma Czornobaj's decision to stop her car in the left hand lane of a highway to rescue ducklings is open for criticism, but it is not criminal, her lawyer said

The accused is charged with two counts each of criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death. After 7PM on Jun 27, 2010, Czornobaj stopped her Civic in the left hand lane of A-30, in Candiac, in an effort to rescue about seven ducklings. Seconds after she stopped and exited her car, it was struck from behind by a Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by André Roy, 50, with his 16-yr-old daughter Jessie on the back seat

"You are in the presence here of an accident with no criminal element," Labelle told the jury

The evidence shows she took the precaution of turning on her hazard lights and checked to make
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ep3guy
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2014 6:01:40 AM

Ok
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 5:39:48 AM

as so often, PD posts a BLOG entry on topics that have been in the news. For those who still don't know, the first two of the front five "news" are PD's blog entries.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 7:57:13 AM

doesn't look like Hwy 30 is a major interstate, so why the issue?
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 8:09:41 PM

I agree with oldhillbilly --

Nicoalbum was first and good old GB didn't check --

Thanks Nicoalbum for your posts --
apjr
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 5:08:00 PM

really?
keithstar411
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 3:53:26 PM

just sad
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 3:12:10 PM

Who thing about this is nuts
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 2:13:45 PM

Hazard lights on... Driver of the motorcycle is responsible for the accident.
Just like the driver of the Wal Mart truck is responsible for failure to stop when he hit the limo in New Jersey.
newman26
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 1:01:35 PM

I guess she caused a "quack up"
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 4:49:12 AM

To all that commented about the double post.... Nicoalbum posted well before "PD" did
so I guess the "Honcho's" at gas buddy should check out the posts before posting themselves.

Keep on Nicoalbum... your running in front !!!!
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 2:46:44 AM

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RogerB
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 2:35:36 AM


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lorimarie36
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 2:04:07 AM

I'm posting the same thing I posted on another article with the same topic.

I don't know anything about Highway 30 in Candiac, but if she wanted to save the ducks, if there was a shoulder to the right of the road, she should have pulled over there and when it was safe, then rescue the ducks. To stop in the road for ducks is not a smart thing to do. Having car trouble or coming to a stop because of traffic is something entirely different as well as a child in the road as was suggested.
Speeding on a motorcycle is also not a smart thing to do. He should have had control of his vehicle. The wife following behind on a cycle had enough time to stop safely. This is tragic.
My Grand-daughter had a snuggle bear (those small square blankies children snuggle with) accidentally fly out my car window. I had traveled about quite a distance when she told me about it. I pulled over to the shoulder and slowly and carefully backed up to the blankie on a 3 lane highway with the speed limit at 55 mph. Cars kept running over it and it lifted up and wound up in the 3rd lane. When there wasn't a car in sight, I ran and picked up the blankie and ran back to the shoulder. Seconds later a car flew by and it was frightening. Emma was lucky she wasn't killed herself.
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 1:34:47 AM

The minimum speed on an Interstate here is 40 MPH, and stopped is nowhere near 40. Canada seems to have a similar rule.

"Stopping a car on a lane of a highway or walking on one are violations of the Highway Code. But both are allowed "if there is a necessity." Labelle pointed out that the Highway Code does not define what constitutes "a necessity.""

I would argue saving some ducks more important than some puppies, but not more important than a man with his 16 year old daughter, and I don't see why she couldn't pull off/onto the shoulder instead of blocking the lane.

I hate dogs, but duck eggs are really tasty.
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:55:52 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:39:49 AM

A VERY UNUSUAL SCENARIO!
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:28:02 AM

The motorcyclist was said to be speeding and was not exercising due care and attention.
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:27:09 AM

old
ThunderBird89
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:19:53 AM

failure to exercise good judgement and make the wrong choice is a mistake.... not criminal negligence
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:17:04 AM

unreal
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:16:28 AM

She could have figrd out a safer way
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:16:28 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:16:13 AM

Why does this story rate a double posting today?
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:15:02 AM

ok
Tsunamiron
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:13:31 AM

Stopping for ducks doesn't make you a criminal.
Jayburt
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:12:31 AM

watch out for the animals,but do it safely..and she tried. How many times are we going to see articles on this same thing btw
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:12:12 AM

The Lawyer is criminal.
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:12:08 AM

What? The cyclist hit the car from behind! Game Over! HIS fault! LAST chance to avoid the accident was his!
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:11:53 AM

Crazy!
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:11:12 AM

There's this thing-don't look down now, but it says "Check Spelling". So anyway, when you put in defence, you should have used it.
cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:11:07 AM

Old News.
AnObserver
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:10:08 AM

Stopping for ducks may not be criminal but it is beyond DUMB
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:09:11 AM

ouch
gas_phil
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:08:30 AM

roast duck, anyone??
send the prosecutors to siberia! !
nurdco
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:07:53 AM

Wrong forum...It belongs in Canadian blogs
winks44
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:07:25 AM

See other post on same story.
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:06:55 AM

Already posted.
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:06:28 AM

Give us a break. This has nothing to do with the price of gas
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:05:59 AM

Crazy
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:04:06 AM

WELL
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:03:37 AM

Dual post of same news item.
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:03:08 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:02:55 AM

yep, just dumb
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:01:59 AM

What kind of quack wrote this?
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:01:51 AM

I agree...this is just stupid
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:01:40 AM

Duplicate Old News
Farquon
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2014 12:00:28 AM

This is posted in another thread already.
falcons
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2014 11:57:41 PM

Hmmm...
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2014 11:57:37 PM

good to know....
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2014 11:56:31 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2014 11:55:06 PM

Duplicate post.
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