Saskatoon man convicted in fatal crash caught breaching parole condition
A Saskatoon man is calling the justice system "a joke" after catching the man who caused his uncle's death breaching his parole conditions earlier this week.
In 2010 Mitchell Rebryna, 22, was sentenced to 26 months in jail for the death of Barry Grosse, who was hit by Rebryna's car, while biking on Eighth Street in 2008.
On the night of the accident Rebryna was found to be speeding, when he hit the cyclist, he slowed down briefly, but did not stop.
Rebryna was granted full parole last September. As part of the conditions of his parole, he wasn't allowed to drink alcohol, said the Parole Board of Canada documents obtained by News Talk Radio.
However, Phil Grosse, Barry's nephew, alleged seeing Rebryna drinking at a Saskatoon bar on two different occasions.
"If the parole board decided to let him out early, then he should be abiding by the rules that he agreed to for getting out early," said Grosse, who called the parole office the day after he saw Rebryna with a drink in his hand.
"It was a matter of 'well it's going to be your word versus his,' but my buddy ended up taking a picture of him, in the bar with the drinks," Grosse said.
Soon after, a warrant was out for Rebryna's arrest.
Grosse hopes his story will encourage others to report similar situations.
"When I saw that guy, I was emotionally charged. It was the best way I could go about dealing with things," he said.
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