Numerous charges laid against man who crashed car, then stole a semi truck in Vernon

Local resident Galina Bieniada captured this photo of the overturned semi Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
Image Credit: Galina Bieniada

VERNON - A man is facing a slew of charges in connection with last week’s stolen vehicle mayhem in Vernon.

Justin Morgan Sheena, born in 1983, is charged with 11 counts including control of a vehicle while impaired, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

Sheena was arrested after an incident in the Tronson Road area July 11. Police said he crashed a car, then stole a bicycle, before climbing into a semi truck parked on the side of the road and driving off in it. 

Police were able to arrest him when the semi truck crashed and Sheena became trapped inside.

Sheena is also charged with driving without a license and wilfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

He next appears in Vernon Provincial Court July 20.

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