Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Arrest In Hit-Run 'Cold Case'

Robert Brisson, 43, a father of two, was killed by a hit and run driver as he bicycled through Lachine in 2006. He was hailed as an inspirational coach of young athletes. Photograph by: Courtesy of, the Brisson family

Suspect Arrested In Hit-Run 'Cold Case' -- Montreal Gazette

MONTREAL - Almost five years after Robert Brisson was struck and killed by a truck as he rode his bicycle home through Lachine, a 47-year-old man turned himself in to police Monday and has been charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

Alain Gaudreault appeared briefly in Quebec Court on Tuesday and was released on bail until his next court appearance Sept. 29. Reached at home, Brisson's widow was shocked to hear the news she has been waiting for every day since Oct. 20, 2006, and was upset police had not contacted her.

"I'm getting this information from The Gazette?" said Sylvie Guilbault, the mother of a 16-and 13-year-old.

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My Comment: the family should have been notified.

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