Missing wheel hobbles escape plan of truck thief
A man has been sentenced to 13 months in jail after he fled from the RCMP in Alberta while driving a stolen vehicle with a missing front tire. Gregory Whitford, a 37-year-old Nanton, Alta., resident, faced 13 charges following a chase in and around Sylvan Lake nearly two years ago. He pleaded guilty to four counts, including assaulting a police officer, flight from police, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possessing identity documents belonging to another person. Court heard that on July 6, 2016, police spotted a pickup with a damaged front wheel and a licence plate didn’t match the vehicle. The lone occupant sped away and tried to hit a Mountie, who managed to jump out of the way.