Abbotsford man sentenced in relation to roadblock crash

Devon Krahn pleaded guilty to impaired driving in connection to the December 2012 incident.

This Volvo was rear-ended while stopped at a roadblock in Abbotsford in December 2012.

This Volvo was rear-ended while stopped at a roadblock in Abbotsford in December 2012.

An Abbotsford man has received a two-year driving ban in connection to a crash in December 2012 in which an SUV smashed into a car stopped for a CounterAttack roadblock.

Devon Kyle Krahn, 26, was initially charged with four counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm and four counts of causing an accident resulting in bodily harm.

He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of impaired driving, and all the other charges were stayed on Wednesday (July 31) in Abbotsford provincial court.

Krahn also received a fine of $1,250.

The incident took place on Dec. 8 at about 10 p.m. on Riverside Street near King Road, where police had set up a roadblock.

Police were talking to a group of four young women in a 2008 Volvo when the driver of a 1992 Toyota 4Runner plowed into the back of them at an estimated speed of 100 km/h.

Five Abbotsford Police officers on the scene had to jump out of the way of the SUV and narrowly missed being hit.

The women in the Volvo were all wearing seatbelts and were not seriously injured, police said at the time.