An Abbotsford Police truck was involved in a collision in April at Townline Road and Wheel Avenue after reports came in of a domestic assault in progress. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

Man sentenced for domestic assault and crashing into Abbotsford Police truck

Daniel Staples-Taylor, 22, previously pleaded guilty to three charges in April incident

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to an additional four months in jail and a two-year driving ban in in relation to a domestic assault in Abbotsford in April that ended with a police pursuit and a collision.

Daniel Staples-Taylor was sentenced Aug. 24 in Abbotsford provincial court on three charges to which he previously pleaded guilty: assault causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and fleeing from a peace officer.

Charges of assault with a weapon, uttering threats and kidnapping were stayed.

Following his jail term, Staples-Taylor will be placed on two years of probation.

He has been in custody since his arrest on April 4.

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On that day, police received reports at 12:20 p.m. that a woman was being assaulted in the 33300 block of Hawthorne Avenue.

Witnesses further reported that a man was dragging the victim into a car, a 2005 Chevy Malibu.

As police arrived on the scene, the car sped off. Police followed in pursuit, deployed a spike belt near Townline Road and Wheel Avenue, and boxed in the suspect vehicle, which then collided with a police truck.

Staples-Taylor was arrested at the scene and taken into custody. Police said he had numerous outstanding warrants.



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