Teen will go to trial in connection with school bus crash

A 19 year old Saint John man accused of stealing a school bus will go to trial, even though he has been deemed not criminal responsible.

Mathew Duke has undergone a 60 day psychiatric assessment at the Restigouche Hospital Centre where the psychiatrists said he was fit to stand trial, but wasn’t criminally responsible, when he stole the school bus and smashed into two police cars during a chase in February.

Duke did not admit to committing the crimes in court yesterday so the judge ordered him to stand trial. Then he was sent back to Campbellton on remand at least until a preliminary inquiry April 25.