An Abbotsford man has been sentenced to a 12-month conditional sentence (house arrest) in relation to a 2015 impaired-driving crash that injured a 13-year-old boy on a scooter.
Jakob Warren Andrist Betsworth, 21, also received a two-year driving prohibition and six months of probation.
He was sentenced Dec. 28 in Abbotsford provincial court on two charges to which he had previously pleaded guilty: impaired driving and failing to stop his vehicle and offer assistance.
Five other charges – including dangerous driving causing bodily harm and impaired driving causing bodily harm – were stayed.
The collision took place Sept. 26, 2015 at about 12:30 a.m. in the area of Essendene and Gladys avenues.
A 13-year-old boy on a scooter was with a group of friends who were crossing east on Essendene in the crosswalk, when a Mustang driven by Betsworth and travelling north on Gladys attempted to stop at a red light and skidded through the intersection.
The vehicle crashed into a southbound Dodge truck, driven by a 17-year-old girl, and then veered toward the group of teens. All were able to jump out of the way, except for the boy on the scooter. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Betsworth then fled the scene on foot, but was caught a short distance away. A passenger in the vehicle remained on scene.