Man who crashed van into pool gets 3 years
A B.C. man has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing two vehicles and crashing the second into a swimming pool after a high speed police chase.
Jimmy Curtis Rossetti was high on crystal meth and heroin when he stole a car and crashed it into another vehicle last October in Kelowna.
The 25-year-old then stole a cube van, which careened through two backyard fences before ending up in the water. Clad only in underwear, he fled on foot and broke into a house to steal a jacket, where he was later taken down with a Taser.
Rossetti was charged with 10 criminal counts including possession of a dangerous weapon for carrying bear spray.
During sentencing, Judge Brad Chapman described Rossetti's driving as horrendous and said he was lucky no one was killed. The incident happened right next door to a daycare.
He was serving two conditional sentences at the time of the chase, and received an additional six months in prison for breaching conditions.
Gavin Jones, Rossetti's attorney, said his client has expressed remorse both in private and in the court room.