Montreal police are asking for the public’s help in their search for Ryan Patrick McPhee, who is wanted in connection with impaired driving causing the death of his friend in LaSalle in 2010.
McPhee, 32, did not respect his bail conditions and police have obtained an arrest warrant.
In October, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to show up in court. He also failed to appear at a Jan. 22 court date.
McPhee’s criminal background includes a second-degree murder conviction for his role, as a youth, in the 1995 deaths of Beaconsfield couple Frank and Jocelyne Toope.
McPhee is just under 6 feet tall and weighs190 pounds. Police say he may be violent.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately. The public can also submit details confidentially via the Info-Crime line, at 514-393-1133.
In the current impaired-driving case, McPhee is charged with being above the legal blood-alcohol limit while he was driving a car that crashed into a tractor-trailer on Labatt Ave. in LaSalle on Dec. 1, 2010. His friend, Derek Dion, a passenger, died on impact. It was raining heavily that night and the windshield wipers on the car were broken.
McPhee was charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and criminal negligence. He was granted his first conditional release on Feb, 24, 2011, but was arrested months later and charged with assault in a conjugal violence case.
He was released a second time after agreeing to seek therapy at a Montreal-area therapy centre that handles three times as many clients as Freedom House. He was asked to leave the centre after, officials alleged, he threatened another client with a fork. He also failed to report to a Montreal police station weekly to sign a register.