The woman charged in relation to last month’s house explosion in London, Ont., is set to make her first court appearance on Wednesday.
Daniella Alexandra Leis, 23, faces a total of 12 charges, including eight impaired driving-related offences.
The Kitchener woman’s appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice on Dundas Street is expected to be brief, but Global News Radio 980 CFPL will have a reporter on scene to track Wednesday’s proceedings.
In the late hours of Aug. 14, London police were called to 450 Woodman Ave., a home that sits in the heart of the city’s Old East Village neighbourhood.
There, police learned a vehicle had slammed into the home, striking a gas line, which caused a natural gas leak.
The leak led to a house-levelling explosion that damaged several homes, sent seven people — including six first responders — to hospital and forced the evacuation of nearly 100 homes.
A community left in tatters was soon sewn back together in the aftermath of the explosion. Less than a week later, benefit concerts were organized for those affected in Old East Village, with later tallies showing more than $100,000 had been raised for the cause.