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Final arguments Tuesday in alleged drunk driving fatality

Final arguments will be heard on Tuesday morning into the case of a man accused of killing his friend in a drunk driving crash more than six years ago.

Defence lawyer Bob Sawers called no further evidence on Friday morning in the case of his client, 26-year-old Preston Clifford Hanson.

Hanson was arrested at his home in Sylvan Lake in June 2010 and charged with impaired driving causing death in relation to a Dec. 5, 2006, rollover that killed 19-year-old Nathan Michael Medwid.

Medwid died after being thrown out of his car after it rolled off of Hwy 20 about five km north of Sylvan Lake.

The trial opened on Feb. 5.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Monica Bast will hear final arguments from the defence and Crown, starting at 10 a.m. She told the court on Friday that she expects to make a decision either Thursday or Friday.

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