Suspect Facing Several Charges in Highway 97 Collision
By 250 News
(crash photo at right, courtesy RCMP)
Just before 7:30 AM, an officer on patrol near the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 16 attempted to pull over a vehicle, a green Ford Expedition. Immediately upon activation of the emergency equipment, the driver of the Expedition accelerated to a high rate of speed, northbound on Highway 97. Within seconds, the fleeing SUV rear ended a black GMC Jimmy, causing the drivers of both northbound vehicles to lose control of their vehicles. Both SUV’s crossed the centre meridian into the oncoming lanes.
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All would be mandatory
-Jail for 1 year, then 2 years probation
-Vehicle is confiscated (even if it is not yours)
-150 hours community service
-Jail for 5 years, probation for 10 years
-Vehicle is confiscated
-500 hours community service
there is NO excuse to drive while drunk, NONE
If you are drunk, there are services out there to help you so you dont drive.
Parents would actually LOVE to have their kid call and ask for a ride so they dont drive, or come home in a taxi and ask for a little money because they dont have enough to pay the taxi driver.
If these were actually instituted, there would be almost NO drunk drivers on the road(maybe one or two cases a YEAR), and hey, you can mess up twice before you die....
this is just my opinion on the issue
And to sum42guy2k you are right on the money!
not-so-random.... your blasé response is part of the problem with this issue.
Its much cheaper to fine them, and collect their money than put them in jail, where it costs the Government money.
Do people really beleive that we are so stupid that we couldnt solve some of these problems if the Government, police, etc; had the will to do so.
Laws that are presenlty on the books, that could be used in addition to the ones they just brought in recently.
1. Impaired Driving (as opposed to driving with a blood alcohol contents in excess of .05 or .08%.
2. Dangerous Driving
3. Driving without due care and attention
4. Criminal negligence causing death.
The second offence for impaired driving gets you an automatic 14 days in jail. How many people have gone to jail for 14 days in the past year or two.
Seems the Government would sooner have you pay a fine.
Dont waste your time trying to come up with new laws for impaired driving. Just apply the laws that are on the books.
The RCMP can rest easy when he is in action!!!!!!!!
Not-so-random is likely a drunk or convicted drunken driver.
Doubleeagle: Who is Prince George's #1 crime fighter? Were you being sarcastic? You didn't mean Constable Useless because you said "Him" not her. Just curious.
Driving under the influence
Criminal negligence causing bodily injury And damage to public & private property
I wonder if he'll be a future face in the endless Free Press Wanted parade of people for whom bench warrants are written because they just don't show up to their court dates. Do you really think someone this reckless and irresponsible is going to pay for all the damage he caused today, which I'd ballpark at around $30k? Not to mention any injuries suffered by the other gentleman. Sixty-three year old bodies don't bounce back so good.
These people need to be jailed until the final disposition of their case. If we don't have sufficient resources, then raise our taxes and develop them. We need more walls, more bars, more guards, and all the necessary judiciary resources. These people need to be treated like the criminals they are. They need to lose their jobs, their homes and their respect in the community. Their names and faces should be plastered on a wall of shame for all to see.
Seems to me that in pursuit of someone at high speed maybe contributed to the accident as well.
What do you want them to do? Let them go?
Bad on you.
Mercenary! I didn't suggest letting anyone go. But, there are other ways to put this person out of service without endangering the lives of others. I'm just asking whether a high pursuit chase within the city was an appropriate decision.
what the original infraction was has no relevance. The most important fact is that as soon as the emergency lights were activated the suspect fled.
What is the RCMP to do, never activate their emergency lights? The story is pretty clear.
"an officer on patrol near the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 16 attempted to pull over a vehicle, a green Ford Expedition. Immediately upon activation of the emergency equipment, the driver of the Expedition accelerated to a high rate of speed, northbound on Highway 97. Within seconds, the fleeing SUV rear ended a black GMC Jimmy,".
The operative words are "within seconds". Doesn't sound like a "chase" to me, in that short distance.