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