George Chafe sentenced to 2 years for evading police
A man with a history of dangerous driving and evading police was sentenced to two years Wednesday, relating to a police pursuit in February.
Police spotted George Chafe, 25, behind the wheel of a stolen Saturn in February. When the officer turned on the sirens Chafe didn't pull over, leading to a vehicle pursuit.
Chafe took off on Prince Philip Drive, at times hitting speeds of 120 kilometres per hour.
The officer called for backup. Another officer tried to block Chafe on Elizabeth Ave. but had to get his car out of the way to avoid being rammed by Chafe.
Police stopped the pursuit when Chafe came close to hitting other vehicles in the area.
Chafe hit a snowbank on Freshwater Road with the stolen car, and took off on foot.
Police brought in the K-9 unit and found Chafe in the backyard of a house in the area where he then resisted arrest.
On Wednesday, Chafe pleaded guilty to seven charges, including evading police and dangerous driving.
Chafe has a history of doing both: He has four prior convictions and during the February chase his licence was suspended.
Crown prosecutor Kathleen O'Reilly said Chafe needed to be kept off the road to protect the public.
Judge Colin Flynn sentenced Chafe to just over two years. He'll serve his time in the province because of time already served. Chafe will then be on probation for two years upon release, and is restricted from driving for four years.
With files from Glenn Payette