Jail time issued

A man who drove a stolen pickup truck into a Vernon home in 2010 has been sentenced to jail time.

Robert Antonin Andel, 55, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of stolen property, and one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Andel was sentenced to 35 months in jail for the possession charge, and two years for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. That count is to be served concurrent with the first charge. Andel was also given a two-year driving prohibition.

On Jan. 31, 2010, a stolen Dodge pickup crashed into the front end of a home near Vernon Secondary School shortly before 3 a.m.

The crash woke up a couple sleeping in the home, and did significant structural damage to the house. The driver took off, leaving a dog behind in the vehicle.


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