A Calgary man is in a Winnipeg court Tuesday, facing more than a dozen charges after a teen was killed near Lockport, Man. over the weekend.
Ben Harris, 15, was riding his bike Friday night along Donald Road near Hwy. 9 with a friend. The boys were hit by a stolen truck that had veered off the road.
The driver jumped out of the truck and took off. Police used tracking dogs to find the suspect.
Justin Joseph Little, 29, from Calgary was taken into custody and has been charged with more than a dozen offences, including:
- drug-impaired driving, causing death
- drug-impaired driving, causing bodily harm
- failure to remain at the scene of an accident
- possession of stolen property over $5,000
- mischief under $5,000
- failure to comply with recognizance, six counts
These are not the first charges filed against Little in a Winnipeg court. Outstanding charges include breaking and entering and vehicle theft relating to incidents on June 24 and July 19.
Ben Harris’s family said they’re struggling to come to terms with the senseless death and have vowed to attend every court hearing.
Ben’s sister Stephanie posted on Facebook that the funeral, to be held Tues. Aug. 21. at Gilbart’s in Selkirk at 2 p.m., is open to the public.
The second teen injured in the crash was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
WATCH: John and Brenda Harris spoke to Global’s Timm Bruch about their son Ben and the night he was killed