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Guilty plea reached in motor vehicle crash from October 2020

The driver of a stolen vehicle who caused a three-vehicle collision in October 2020 pleaded guilty in court this month.

Chetwynd resident Jocelyn Rae Rose Wood, 35, pleaded guilty to three separate charges stemming from a motor vehicle incident that occurred on October 28, 2020. Wood was sentenced with the following:

  • Dangerous operation causing bodily harm
  • Failure to comply with demand after accident resulting in bodily harm
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

Wood received a two-year conditional sentence order and a two-year driving prohibition.

“This incident garnered significant public interest as the dangerous driving behaviour resulted in a three-vehicle incident with one of the vehicles involved being an ambulance that was transporting two patients. Several people were injured in the crash and Highway 97 was closed for a significant period of time while police gathered evidence,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Liaison Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

The B.C. Prosecution Service dropped the charges against Wood’s two co-accused.

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