Accused reckless driver ready to plead guilty
LAVAL – A drunk driving trial came to a surprise end in Laval.
Anthony Alfieri is accused of causing the death of two of his passengers in a car accident that dates back more than four years ago.
Alfieri surprised everyone Thursday by announcing he’s ready to plead guilty and settle his file after apparently coming to some sort of plea bargain.
Details of the deal are expected to read to the court Friday morning at the Laval courthouse.
Alfieri is currently facing eight criminal charges, including multiple counts of impaired driving causing death, negligence causing death and leaving the scene of an accident.
On February 21, 2010, he was behind the wheel of a vehicle that slammed into a street light on De La Concorde boulevard in Laval.
The impact was so violent that it split the car in half.
Leonardo Facchino and Corrine Giambrona Gauthier were killed in the crash.
Police say Alfieri, who survived the crash, fled the scene leaving his friends to die.
The mother of one of the victims says she is happy Alfieri is finally taking responsibility for his alleged crimes.
Now, her family can move on.
“Of course we will continue to live with that forever, but at least we can turn the page and start grieving,” said Micheline Boisvert.
30-year-old Alfieri returns to the Laval courthouse Friday morning where it’s expected he’ll enter a number of guilty pleas.