Langford manhunt target sentenced to 18 months

Derek Fast eluded police for a short time after stealing a truck and nearly hitting two officers

A West Shore man who fled from police and narrowly missed two officers while driving a stolen pickup truck in the fall of 2015 has been sentenced to 18 months in jail.

Derek Ernest Fast has been in custody since a four-day manhunt resulted in his capture in Sooke on Sept. 29, 2015. He was sought after fleeing from West Shore RCMP officers on Finlayson Arm Road near Falcon Heights in Langford, narrowly missing two officers, one of which was in a marked police cruiser. Fast crashed the stolen pickup truck he was driving a short distance away and fled on foot.

Now 30, Fast plead guilty in Western Communities provincial court to several charges including dangerous driving, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of stolen property under $5,000.

He was sentenced last Thursday and was given a year’s credit for time already served.

katie@goldstreamgazette.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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