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Accused in Highway 5 truck hijacking case to be sentenced in March

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KAMLOOPS - A man who held a transport truck driver at gunpoint for nearly four hours and forced him to drive him in order to escape police in November 2017 will be sentenced by a Supreme Court judge in March.

David Lee Chappell, 35, will learn his fate in a few months for the offences he committed on Nov. 6, 2017.

Chappell faces numerous charges including kidnapping, using an imitation firearm, robbery and flight from police after a series of events that took place along Highway 5 over a year ago from Avola to Kamloops.

Crown prosecutors suggested Chappell should be sentenced for nearly eight years behind bars while Chappell's defence lawyer is asking for a two-year sentence with a three-year probation period.

Justice Sharon Matthews set the sentence date today to March 15.

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