Amy El­iz­a­beth Pick­ett to be sen­tenced Aug. 30 after plead­ing guilty to two pro­ba­tion breaches, leav­ing ac­ci­dent scene

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE - BY RYAN ROSS Ryan.Ross@the­ Twit­­r­ross

Amy El­iz­a­beth Pick­ett to be sen­tenced Aug. 30 for pro­ba­tion breaches, leav­ing ac­ci­dent scene

A woman who left the scene of an ac­ci­dent after she forced a ve­hi­cle off the road where it ended up on its roof will be back in court later this month for sen­tenc­ing.

Amy El­iz­a­beth Pick­ett, 37, ap­peared be­fore Chief Judge Nancy Orr in pro­vin­cial court in Char­lot­te­town on Mon­day where she pleaded guilty to leav­ing the scene of an ac­ci­dent.

Pick­ett also pleaded guilty to two counts of breach­ing her pro­ba­tion.

The court heard that on July 14, Pick­ett was driv­ing a silver Toy­ota Echo in the Hazel­brook area when she hit an­other ve­hi­cle.

That sec­ond ve­hi­cle left the road and flipped over.

The other driver wasn’t

Pick­ett had her two chil­dren in the car with her and said she didn’t stop out of fear she would be taken to jail.

De­fence lawyer Yolande Murphy told the court Pick­ett said she hit her head when the Echo struck the other ve­hi­cle. in­jured.

The court heard Pick­ett said her ve­hi­cle went off the road a bit in the op­pos­ing lane and once she got it stopped it wasn’t close to the ac­ci­dent.

Murphy told the court Pick­ett said she pan­icked.

The court heard the po­lice ar­rested Pick­ett after re­ceiv­ing tips from the pub­lic.

She was on pro­ba­tion at the time.

Dur­ing Mon­day’s pro­ceed­ings, the court also heard Pick­ett was in court on June 5 where some­one she wasn’t sup­posed to have any con­tact with was in cus­tody.

The no-con­tact or­der was a con­di­tion of Pick­ett’s pro­ba­tion.

Pick­ett and the other per­son com­mu­ni­cated with each other while he was in the pris­on­ers’ box.

The court heard Pick­ett had 12 con­vic­tions for pro­ba­tion breaches in the last four years.

Sen­tenc­ing was ad­journed un­til Aug. 30 to give time for the prepa­ra­tion of a pre-sen­tence re­port.

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