Brian Tobin’s son arrives at court in Ottawa

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Jack Tobin facing charges in connection with Christmas Eve accident that claimed life of his friend

Jack Tobin (left), Jodean Tobin and Brian Tobin arrive holding hands at Ottawa Court in Ottawa this morning for further proceedings in charges against Jack for the Christmas eve death of his friend Alex Zolpis. — Photo by The Canadian Press

Ottawa — Jack Tobin, the son of former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Brian Tobin, is in an Ottawa court today.

The 24-year-old faces two impaired driving charges and one count of dangerous driving in the death on Christmas Eve of his friend Alex Zolpis.

Tobin could face up to life in prison.

He and Zolpis went to high school and university together and were part of a close-knit group of friends.

Tobin was arrested after police were called to an Ottawa parking garage where witnesses had said that a man was pinned under a truck.

Tobin was freed on a $100,000 bond on Christmas Day and is required to live with his parents and not consume any alcohol.

Geographic location: Ottawa, Newfoundland and Labrador

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