Jail time for leaving scene of collision
A judge sentenced a woman who left the scene of an accident after she forced a vehicle off the road to 60 days in jail.
Amy Elizabeth Pickett, 37, was operating a vehicle without a licence and was on probation when the mishap occurred on July 14.
Pickett was driving a silver Toyota Echo in the Hazelbrook area when she hit another vehicle, which left the road and flipped over. The other driver was not injured.
Pickett had two children in the car and said she didn’t stop out of fear she would be taken to jail.
Chief Provincial Court Judge Nancy Orr chastised Pickett for leaving the scene and failing to see if the driver needed any assistance.
“There could have been a child in that vehicle,’’ the judge said. “She’s in an accident. She doesn’t stop.’’
She was also sentenced to
30 days each, to be served concurrently, on two probation breaches.
Pickett had 12 previous convictions for breaching probation in the last four years and a criminal record that is 34 pages long.
She will be on probation for two years upon her release and will be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle during that period.