There had been tension between the two groups during past court hearings, and Renard’s family had picketed outside Day’s shop, Hex. He has said he was trying to aid a friend, not condone her actions.
“There are no winners in a case like this,” Dullea outside court yesterday. “Everyone loses.”
Renard’s cousin, Corey MacCuish, recently wrote an essay for his high school English class. He brought it to court yesterday.
“This is my strongest reason for being against drinking and driving,” he wrote. “Drunk driving frightens me because it made me lose the most amazing, loud, outspoken, crazy, dare-deviling cousin in the world.”
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