Kingston: Halifax teen charged with head-on collision pleads her innocence in court

Seventeen-year-old Monica Knight told a Plymouth District Court judge Wednesday afternoon that a car crash which left her three friends with serious injuries wasn’t her fault.

Knight was driving a red BMW the morning of March 30th when she struck a school bus head-on in Kingston near Silver Lake High School.

She asked to speak before the court and said that eight days prior to the crash her BMW was diagnosed as having a bent subframe which caused her to lose control of the vehicle.

The judge advised her to obtain an attorney and return to court next month to continue the case.

It was explained in court that the Halifax teen wrote a letter in October saying she was unhappy being represented by Attorney Edward Sharkansky. Sharkansky told the judge there was a breakdown of communication and he formally withdrew from the case Wednesday.

Knight is facing multiple charges including reckless operation of a motor vehicle, violation of a junior operator’s license, and possession of a class B drug.

She will continue to undergo random drug testing and wear a GPS monitoring ankle bracelet. Her next court date is February 13th.

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