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Joshua Steele-Young granted bail

Joshua Steele-Young is taken back into custody during a break in his bail hearing in provincial court Monday. Steele-Young, charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm and forcible confinement in connection with a March 20 crash that left his passenger paralyzed, is accused of breaching conditions of his original release. He was granted bail with a number of strict conditions.
Joshua Steele-Young is taken back into custody during a break in his bail hearing in provincial court Monday. Steele-Young, charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm and forcible confinement in connection with a March 20 crash that left his passenger paralyzed, is accused of breaching conditions of his original release. He was granted bail with a number of strict conditions.

The man charged with dangerous driving in connection with the car crash that left Morgan Pardy paralyzed was granted bail Monday afternoon, but will stay in custody a little longer.

Joshua Steele-Young will remain behind bars until his parents provide the court with proof that the internet service in their home, where Steele-Young has been ordered to continue living, has been disconnected.

Steele-Young was released when he was originally charged in June in relation to the March 20 crash, but was taken into custody last week after he allegedly broke conditions of his release.

In addition to charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm and forcible confinement, Steele-Young is now facing charges of breaching a court order that he not have contact with Pardy or two other females. He is alleged to have broken that order twice in June and again this month.

After a bail hearing — which saw Judge Mike Madden reprimand supporters twice for their behaviour in the courtroom — Madden released Steele-Young on two $5,000 sureties and a number of strict conditions, including the internet disconnection order.

The 21-year-old must remain at home between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and can’t have a cellphone, tablet or similar device. He must surrender his driver’s licence, stay away from alcohol and illegal drugs, and is prohibited from carrying or owning weapons.

The conditions of his original release, including the no-contact order, are also still in effect.

Steele-Young was allegedly driving a Honda Civic in snowy conditions with Pardy as his passenger on March 20 when it rolled over multiple times on Pitts Memorial Drive in St. John’s. Pardy, who turned 22 Monday, was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and is paralyzed from the waist down as a result.

Members of both Pardy’s and Steele-Young’s families were emotional during the hearing, dabbing their eyes with tissues. A number of Steele-Young’s young supporters became upset at members of the media for taking photos when court was adjourned, at least one of them swearing at reporters as Steele-Young was taken back into custody.

 

Tara.bradbury@thetelegram.com

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