Woman accused in hit and run appears in court

By paNOW Staff
September 30, 2010 - 9:55am Updated: September 30, 2010 - 3:38pm

By Kellah Lavoie

Danielle Nadine Chamakese stood in front of a crowded courtroom Wednesday.

The 19-year-old from Pelican Lake is facing charges of failure to stop at the scene of an accident and criminal negligence causing death in the case of Daniel Carter.

It was her first appearance.

She was hunched over and looking sad while standing in front of Judge Gerald Morin, but within minutes was leaving the courtroom while her friends and family tried to cover her face.

Chamakese allegedly hit 21-year-old Daniel Carter with her car on Sept. 19 outside of Stavros Lounge. She fled the scene. Carter died on Sept. 21 from his injuries while at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.

Carter’s mother, Karen Anthony, was at the hearing as well. She was surrounded by family, but said she had no comments on how the appearance unfolded.

It took a week for police to find Chamakese after the incident —they finally arrested her on Sept. 25, after publically asking for help.

Sgt. Kelly McLean with the Prince Albert police would not give any details on her apprehension. He said the case is still under investigation.

She was released from custody on an undertaking.

Chamakese was given conditions of a 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew and she must stay within 40 kilometres of Prince Albert at all times.

Her case was adjourned Wednesday until Oct. 27 when she will be appearing with her lawyer from Saskatoon.

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