Alleged driver faces four other charges
The man being investigated as being the driver who hit and killed Valerie Brook in a downtown crosswalk in November was in court on Monday, Feb. 25, facing four driving-related charges not connected to the fatal accident.
Donald Isadore told court he has yet to hire a lawyer and his case was adjourned to Monday, March 11.
Isadore faces two charges each of driving while prohibited and operating a motor vehicle while disqualified.
The charges stem from incidents in January — on Friday, Jan. 4, at 540 Victoria St. and on Wednesday, Jan. 9, on a unidentified Kamloops road.
Brook was in a Victoria Street crosswalk when she was hit on Nov. 21 by a Ford F-150 truck turning left from Sixth Avenue onto Victoria Street — right next to 540 Victoria St., home to Hotel 540 and Lake City Casino.
The 66-year-old woman was rushed to Royal Inland Hospital, but died on the way.
Less than three weeks before Brook was hit, Isadore had been given a 30-day jail sentence and a two-year driving ban from other charges dealt with in provincial court.
In April 2011, he was handed a 14-day jail sentence and a one-year driving prohibition.
The Jan. 4 charges came after police received a tip a man prohibited from driving was at the Lake City Casino and had a vehicle in the parking lot.
Mounties staked out the area and later arrested a man as he drove away. At that time, the RCMP said the driver was the same man involved in the Brook fatality.
The investigation into the Brook fatality is continuing and RCMP are awaiting reports before recommending criminal charges to Crown.
Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said the report should be finalized in about three weeks.
RCMP have already recommended charges under the Motor Vehicle Act of driving while prohibited and failing to yield for a pedestrian.