Accused pleaded guilty to numerous charges including dangerous driving. Accused refused to stop his vehicle at police direction. Accused rammed a police vehicle (at a slow speed) in an effort to escape. Accused had a previous conviction for flight from police. 71 days of pre-trial custody. Incident occurred in 2012. Accused originally failed to appear in court.

Held: 1 year CSO.

“The collateral benefit, as it was in R v Rogers, 2017 ABPC 1, to Mr. Pritchard’s long absence from the criminal justice system is that it provides some concrete evidence of Mr. Pritchard’s ability and willingness to conduct himself in a law abiding and productive manner.”

L. Ross – Defence Counsel