Two years jail for stolen truck joyride

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard) Leanne Murray (@DriveNewsLeanne)
February 15, 2017 - 11:48am Updated: February 16, 2017 - 10:27am

A Red Deer man has been sentenced to two years behind bars after admitting to an incident involving a stolen truck last month.

The morning of January 14, RCMP responded to a report of trespassing at the CP Rail yard on Edgar Industrial Drive after an employee encountered a suspicious truck on the grounds.

The truck struck the employee's vehicle and fled the scene.

Police later spotted the truck run a red light and almost hit a police cruiser and several other vehicles near 67 Street and Golden West Avenue.

RCMP came across the truck again on Overdown Drive after it broke through a gate at Napa Auto Parts, hit a parked truck and a power pole and was abandoned.

Police say no one was injured.

Johnathan Robert Wilson-Martin, 28, pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property, failing to remain at the scene of a collision, dangerous driving, and failing to comply in Red Deer court this week.

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