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August 11, 2011 permalink
The first court hearing for Cynthia Racine, the CAS worker arrested for drunk driving with two children in her car, took place on August 10 at the courthouse in Renfrew. The matter was set over to September 7.
According to an informant who wished to remain anonymous, the children in the car were foster children, young enough to need booster seats, on their way to an access visit. A son about two years old remains in Cynthia's custody. She has worked out of the Arnprior office during her six years with CAS, but has been suspended from her duties while collecting full pay waiting out the court process at home.
Efforts to organize a rally outside the courthouse were disrupted by erroneous information about its location. Through no fault of the court staff, who have been more than helpful, it was announced as at 31 Riverside Drive or 297 Pembroke Street in Pembroke, or the courthouse on Raglan Street in Renfrew. Eventually ten people were carrying signs in Renfrew.
Addendum: Cynthia was sentenced on November 1.