Jail time for leav­ing scene of col­li­sion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

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.

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