A verdict is predicted right this moment within the trial of Linda O’Leary, charged in a ship crash that killed two individuals in central Ontario two years in the past.
O’Leary, the spouse of celeb businessman Kevin O’Leary, has pleaded not responsible to at least one cost of careless operation of a vessel beneath the Canada Transport Act.
Linda O’Leary was on the helm when the boat collided with one other vessel on Aug. 24, 2019, on Lake Joseph, north of Toronto.
The couple and a household good friend have been returning to their cottage from a cocktail party at one other cottage when the incident befell.
Two individuals on the opposite boat — Gary Poltash, 64, of Florida, and Suzana Brito, 48, from Uxbridge, Ont. — died from their accidents. Three others have been additionally harm.
O’Leary’s defence lawyer, Brian Greenspan, has argued his shopper must be cleared as a result of there may be proof the opposite boat’s lights have been off on the time of the incident, rendering it primarily “invisible.”
Nonetheless, witnesses who have been on the opposite vessel, together with a person who was charged with failing to exhibit a navigation gentle, testified that they remembered some lights being on.
A police officer additionally instructed the courtroom throughout trial thatin a breath check shortly after the crash.
The officer testified that O’Leary instructed her she had solely had one drink, and it was after the crash.