Lethbridge Man Accused in Fatal Drunk Driving Crash Remains in Jail

Douglas Bagnall, 62, is now facing several charges for breaching conditions. He remains in jail at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre with a possible bail hearing February 21.

The case against a Lethbridge man charged in relation to a fatal crash a few months ago was back in provincial court on Monday (Feb. 4).

Douglas Bagnall, 62, was charged in November with impaired driving offences after a man from the Piikani First Nation, Barney Provost, was killed in a crash along Highway 3 west of Coalhurst.

Bagnall had failed to show up for previous court appearances and was picked up back on January 16 by Lethbridge Police for breaching court ordered conditions. He had been out at that time on bail.

In court Monday (Feb. 4), Bagnall was also charged with four counts of breaching conditions. He faces original charges of impaired driving causing death, being over the legal blood alcohol limit and dangerous driving causing death.

Barney Provost's youngest brother, Riel Provost-Houle, spoke to local media at the Lethbridge courthouse. He says the family is relieved Bagnall is behind bars and unable to drive under the influence. "He's not drunk driving around Lethbridge right now, especially with the roads the way they are. He could run into somebody and they could lose their life."

Provost-Houle says there's a real sense of relief with his family that Bagnall was arrested and is now in jail. "We just want closure, we are not out for revenge and want the courts to do their jobs and give us justice."

Bagnall remains in jail at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre. He did not appear Monday, as the court was told he was apparently suffering from alcohol withdrawal.

He'll be up for a possible bail hearing when the case returns to court February 21.

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