Is­land man pleads guilty to assault and dan­ger­ous driv­ing

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

A judge or­dered a pre-sen­tence re­port for a P.E.I. man who pleaded guilty to assault, dan­ger­ous driv­ing and fail­ing a breath­a­lyzer.

Chief pro­vin­cial court Judge Nancy Orr de­cided to or­der the re­port af­ter read­ing a let­ter from Derek Andrew Beck’s fam­ily that raised con­cern the man has se­ri­ous issues he is not ad­dress­ing.

Wit­nesses to Beck’s crim­i­nal ac­tions also noted he was be­hav­ing out of char­ac­ter.

Court heard Beck was in­tox­i­cated when he ap­peared to in­ten­tion­ally drive into an­other ve­hi­cle, back his truck up and then strike the ve­hi­cle two more times.

The vic­tims re­ported Beck pur­sued them in his truck af­ter they left a bar in Mon­tague on Jan. 7.

A for­mer part­ner also ac­cused Beck of punch­ing her twice in the face while she was driv­ing. Beck, court was told, was heav­ily in­tox­i­cated and punched the woman af­ter the pair got into an ar­gu­ment.

He will be sen­tenced on June 28.

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