Wild car chase puts St. John's man in jail cell

Trevor Wheeler has been sentenced to 14 months in jail for crashing his car between two vehicles, after leading police on a wild chase through downtown St. John's.

A St. John’s man who took police on a wild car chase through downtown last October has been sentenced to 14 months in jail. 

Trevor Wheeler, 28, faced 10 charges after crashing his vehicle between two cars on Gower Street in an attempt to elude police.

Wheeler received credit for time served, reducing his sentence to just over 10 months. 

"Sorry for being a nuisance and being a danger to the public. It ain't going to happen anymore," Wheeler told the court earlier this week. 

"I'm getting too old for this stuff." 

Some of the charges Wheeler faced included fleeing from police, dangerous driving, and assaulting a police officer.

He pleaded guilty to half of the most serious charges, and the remaining five were subsequently dropped.

The Crown and defence also agreed on a 90-day sentence on two charges laid against Wheeler the week before the crash.  

One was for possession of a weapon dangerous to the public — a machete — and driving while prohibited.


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