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Prohibited Driver Pleads Guilty to Assault in McLeese Lake

An Edmonton man sentenced in 2014 for dangerous driving causing death was sentenced in Williams Lake Provincial Court after being accused of operating a vehicle while being disqualified at McLeese Lake.

33-year-old Derrick O’Connor pled guilty Monday, March 4 to one count of assault and was sentenced to 60 days to be served conditionally in the community.

He will also be on probation for 10 months following the expiry of the conditional sentence.

A stay of proceedings was issued for the other two charges of operating a motor vehicle while disqualified and breach of probation order.

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O’Connor was arrested by Williams Lake RCMP on August 6, 2018, when an RV was noted to be driving erratically south to McLeese Lake and tailgating another vehicle.

He allegedly assaulted a resident at the McLeese Lake General Store who told him to slow down and tried to flee from police in a boat on the lake after driving the RV a short distance onto a property and through a barbed wire fence.

O’Connor pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death, criminal hit-and-run and disqualified driving for the fatal crash that killed an 18-year-old teen in Edmonton in July 2013.

 

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