Miss­ing wheel hob­bles escape plan of truck thief

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - Canada & World -

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.

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