Island man pleads guilty to assault and dangerous driving
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.