Edmonton man admits to injuring 10-year-old girl in a police chase

The Law Courts are seen in Edmonton, Alta., on Monday, April 15, 2013. The courts building hosts...

The Law Courts are seen in Edmonton, Alta., on Monday, April 15, 2013. The courts building hosts provincial court, Court of Queen's Bench and various justice offices. Ian Kucerak/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency

Tony Blais, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 12:08 AM ET

An Edmonton man admitted Friday to injuring a 10-year-old girl with a stolen pickup before leading police on a lengthy chase through the city and surrounding areas.

David Lenkewich, 28, pleaded guilty in Court of Queen’s Bench to criminal flight from police causing bodily harm, two counts of criminal flight from police, possession of a stolen vehicle and failing to comply with an undertaking that he not be behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

A pre-sentence report was ordered, Lenkewich was granted bail so he could attend a substance abuse recovery centre and a sentencing hearing date was set for Aug. 15.

According to agreed facts, Sherwood Park RCMP tried to box in a 2013 Ford F-250 parked by a motel with several persons inside it about 8:40 p.m. on July 7 after learning it had been reported stolen in Rocky Mountain House.

As officers approached the pickup, Lenkewich put the vehicle in gear and began driving forward over a raised parking median.


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