Judge Grants Bail for Man Charged in Pouch Cove Crash

A Pouch Cove man facing a dozen charges after a car plunged into the ocean in the town has been released on bail.

Twenty-one-year-old Raymond O’Keefe had been in custody since the bizarre incident early last Saturday morning.

Police say a car with five people inside went off the road and ended up in the water at the end of a slipway.

Someone called 911 after seeing the car floating in the water just before 4:30 in the morning.

Somehow, everyone managed to escape from the wreck without injury.

RNC believe the car was involved in “an interaction with another vehicle and its driver” before going in the water.

O’Keefe faces five counts of aggravated assault, five counts of assault with a weapon, a charge of failing to remain at the scene of a crash, and dangerous driving.

He was released by Judge Harold Porter late this afternoon, with two sureties pledging to ensure O’Keefe abides by his release conditions.

He’s due back in provincial court in two weeks.

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