Dangerous driving causing death charge will be dealt with in provincial court

Gary Kean gkean@thewesternstar.com
Published on February 19, 2014
Shane Gregory Anstey is seen in provincial court in Corner Brook in this file photo.

Star file photo

The Corner Brook man charged with dangerous driving causing death in relation to the crash that killed Kyle Butt has elected to be tried in provincial court.

Shane Gregory Anstey, 23, has not yet entered a plea, but made the election for the case to be heard by a provincial court judge alone when he appeared in provincial court in Corner Brook Tuesday morning.

Anstey has two charges against him, including a count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm in relation to injuries sustained in the accident by a 25-year-old woman who was a passenger in the car being driven by Anstey.

Butt was also a passenger in the car that went off the road on Griffin Drive in Corner Brook at around 1:15 a.m. on Aug. 19.

According to police, Butt was ejected from the car. He was alive, though unresponsive, at the scene and was later pronounced dead at Western Memorial Regional Hospital.

Anstey and the woman received injuries police described as non-life-threatening in the crash.

When his matters were called in court Tuesday, Anstey was represented by lawyer Tim O’Brien. O’Brien, who appeared via telephone, said there were still some outstanding disclosure issues and his client was not yet ready to enter pleas to the charges.

O’Brien did inform the court that the matters should be able to move forward soon.

The matter has been set over until April 1.