Drumheller man sentenced following chase in stolen vehicle
On October 2 in the early hours of the morning, the owner of Dodge Ram witnessed his truck being stolen. Police located the vehicle and activated the cruiser’s emergency equipment. Initially the driver slowed down, but then accelerated. Police pursued for a short time, but the driver evaded the RCMP.
The truck was again observed. RCMP activated its emergent equipment, and the driver eventually stopped.
The driver showed signs of impairment. RCMP took breath samples that showed 120 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. The incident occurred between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., thereby breaching Weatherly’s probation order that stipulated a curfew.
He also pleaded guilty to a previous breach of his probation, by not adhering to a curfew. He has been incarcerated since that day.
Judge P.M. McIlhargey sentenced Weatherly to six months in jail. He was given credit for 21 days presentence custody, leaving 5 months and nine days to be served.