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  • Driver in Crash that Killed Alyssa Power Gets 18 Months Plus Probation, Minus Time Served

    The teenage driver responsible for the April 13, 2018 police chase and car crash that claimed the life of 19-year-old Alyssa Power will spend another six months in custody.

    In handing down his sentence this morning, Provincial Court Judge Jim Walsh says the young woman should have foreseen the consequences of her actions.

    The now 18-year-old cannot be named as she was a youth at the time of the offence.

    The accident happened at the intersection of Hamlyn Road and Canada Drive, when the car the young woman was driving struck an SUV in the intersection. 19-year-old Alyssa Power was pronounced dead on scene.

    (Alyssa Power.)

    At her sentencing hearing, the young woman told the judge there were other people in the car telling her to “go,” and that she “did what anyone else would have done in that situation.”

    Today, Judge Walsh says those comments confirm the woman has “pro-criminal thoughts,” and takes no responsibility for her actions.

    Walsh says she breached multiple court orders, attempted to flee from police, ran red lights in a residential neighbourhood, gave police a false name, and ultimately killed her friend.

    The woman was given an 18-month youth sentence with credit for nine months served. She will serve six more months in custody, three months of supervised custody, and following that, 12 months probation and a five-year driving ban.

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