Fatal hit-and-run suspect granted conditional bond
by Rachel Gray
November 15, 2013 01:10 AM | 3364 views | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dannie Mondor
Dannie Mondor
MARIETTA — A Canadian accused of causing a fatal car crash avoided appearing in court Thursday after his lawyer struck a bond deal in the hallway outside Cobb Magistrate Court.

A consent bond order, with conditions, was granted to Dannie Mondor, 52, who turned himself in to the Cobb County jail four days after police say he caused a fatal hit-and-run crash on Interstate 75 on Oct. 26.

Mondor’s $50,000 bond deal includes him wearing an ankle monitor, staying in Georgia, surrendering his passport and reporting to a pretrial release officer.

Chief Magistrate Judge Frank Cox signed the agreement between Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Jason Saliba and attorney Joel Pugh.

On Oct. 26, Mondor was driving a white and green 1999 Spartan Alpine RV when he changed lanes and hit a white Toyota Camry from behind, Marietta Police Office David Baldwin said, starting a chain reaction that involved seven vehicles.

The driver of the Camry lost control of the car, crossed over I-75, and struck a black Toyota Prius, struck with the median wall and flipped over.

A passenger not wearing a seatbelt in the Prius, Bradley Braland, 40, of Winter Garden, Fla., was partially thrown out of his vehicle and killed, Baldwin said.

The woman driving the Prius suffered minor injuries and was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. A 4-year-old in the back seat was not injured, Baldwin said.

Mondor fled the scene, police say, and his RV was found in Cape Coral, Fla., where Mondor, a Canadian citizen, owns property.

Mondor was charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, a felony.

Next, the case will move to the grand jury to decide if there is enough evidence to indict Mondor, which could take at most a year or be a matter of months, said Kim Isaza, spokeswoman for the Cobb District Attorney’s Office.

The indictment will also be when Assistant District Attorney Richele Anderson, who is prosecuting the case, decides if there is enough evidence to support the first degree vehicular homicide charge or if the charges will be downgraded.

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November 15, 2013
Why on Earth would the Canadian be charged with vehicular homicide when the deceased is deceased due to his own action of not wearing a seat belt? The deceased's life was entirely within his own control.

Is this some kind of nutty civil warrish slap back at Canadian Ted Cruz or at his local pal Lance Lamberton for their continued perfect record of losing everything they "fight for"?

Remember, Lozey Cruzy says "[Whatever] is/are an infringement on my freedom and cause prices to go up! Don't tread on meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!" So in this instance, [Whatever] is [Seat belts] !!!!
Bob Bummer
November 15, 2013
This has nothing to do with Ted Cruz. This has to do with Mr. Mondor leaving the seen of a fatal accident.
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