Hockey player sentenced to four months in jail for hit-and-run charge

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CHARLOTTETOWN – Failing to stop at the scene of an accident in which he struck and injured a pedestrian will cost a promising young hockey player several months off the ice.

Zachary Evans Renaud of St. Peters Bay was sentenced today in provincial court to serve four months in the provincial correctional centre.

That sentence begins today.

A DNA sample was also ordered.

The Crown had asked for a sentence of six months in jail. The defence sought a conditional discharge. But Chief Provincial Court Judge John Douglas said that was not appropriate in this case.

The defence is expected to make application later today for release pending an emergency application for appeal.

Renaud had earlier pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident at UPEI last year where a pedestrian was struck by car.

He was playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League at the time of the accident and is now playing for Truro Bearcats of the Maritime Junior Hockey League.

Organizations: Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Maritime Junior Hockey League

Geographic location: CHARLOTTETOWN, Peters Bay

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