Dan­ger­ous driver gets two-year pro­hi­bi­tion

The Prince George Citizen - - FRONT PAGE - Mark NIELSEN Cit­i­zen staff mnielsen@pgc­i­t­i­zen.ca

A Prince Ge­orge man was sen­tenced to a fur­ther 33 days in jail and pro­hib­ited from driv­ing for two years for ram­ming an RCMP ve­hi­cle with a stolen pickup truck.

Garth An­drew Lee, 25, was is­sued the term Wed­nes­day in Prince Ge­orge pro­vin­cial court for the Oc­to­ber 2016 in­ci­dent in the Cen­tral Fort Ge­orge neigh­bour­hood.

At the time, po­lice said the ve­hi­cle was seen be­ing head­ing on 12th Av­enue near Harper Street. When of­fi­cers at­tempted to pull the pickup over, the driver rammed a po­lice ve­hi­cle and fled the scene.

A few min­utes later, the truck’s two oc­cu­pants – Lee and an­other man – aban­doned the ve­hi­cle in an al­ley be­tween Al­ward Street and Wain­wright Street, then fled on foot.

A po­lice ser­vice dog team was called in and for a few min­utes the two were tracked over a num­ber of fences and through res­i­den­tial yards un­til they were lo­cated in the 100 block of Car­ney Street with­out in­ci­dent.

Lee was also sen­tenced to 18 months pro­ba­tion on the count, as well as for pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty over $5,000.

The pro­ba­tion also ap­plies to con­vic­tions for driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied and flight from a peace of­fi­cer from a March 12 in­ci­dent while out on bail.

He was also as­sessed $1,100 of which $500 was for breach­ing his con­di­tions while out on bail.

Lee was had spent a to­tal of 218 days in cus­tody prior to sen­tenc­ing.

A trial for co-ac­cused Tyler James Edgars, 23, on the mat­ter is set to start in Novem­ber.

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