The fourth day of trial began for a 25-year-old man on Thursday morning. Harley Durocher is charged in the death of two Gladstone residents that happened as a result of a crash in March of 2013.
At the trial on Thursday, the defense asked the judge if they could bring before the jury the blood alcohol content of the victim that was driving the vehicle that was struck. The defense attorney stated that Thomas Swift, who was killed in the crash, had a blood alcohol level of .07 and was not wearing a seat belt.
The judge denied this request, stating that a driver has a reasonable expectation to safety when going through an intersection with a green light.
The defense also requested that the six charges facing Durocher be lessened. The judge has issued no statement on that request at this time.
By Thursday afternoon both sides had rested their cases and concluded their closing arguments. The case against Durocher is now in the hands of the jury, who have been given seven lesser charges to consider along with the original six counts.
TV6's Jessica Stevenson is in court and will have an update on your TV6 Early News at 6 p.m.