(Kamloops this Week)

Kamloops man pleads guilty in vehicle-ramming incident that injured a Mountie

Adam Hibbert was arrested following a collision during a police pursuit on May 26, 2019

  • Jul. 6, 2020 3:00 p.m.

Kamloops this Week

After a mistrial in January and a pandemic-related adjournment of his second trial in May, a Kamloops man has accepted a plea deal to charges stemming from a confrontation in which a Kamloops Mountie was injured during a vehicle-ramming incident.

Adam Hibbert has pleaded guilty in B.C. Supreme Court to one count each of dangerous driving causing bodily harm and flight from police.

Hibbert was arrested following a collision during a police pursuit on May 26, 2019. An RCMP constable was injured in the crash.

READ MORE: Kamloops RCMP looking into officer’s ‘black face’ social media posts

Hibbert elected trial by jury and had his day in court in January. A mistrial was declared after one of Hibbert’s 12 jurors disclosed they had actually witnessed the incident that led to his arrest.

Hibbert’s second jury trial was scheduled to get underway on May 11, but it was delayed due to court closures amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Appearing by video from Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre last week, Hibbert pleaded guilty during a brief hearing. His sentencing was put off to allow time for a pre-sentence report to be prepared. The report will include a psychological component.

Hibbert is due back in court on Aug. 10.

CourtRCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Missing toddler found safe near Beaverdell

The child had been missing in the Clark Lake area for more than two hours

Penticton mail carriers ask dog owners to keep pets secured

Loose dogs have put mail carriers in danger and made physical distancing difficult

Morning Start: Women can give birth after they die

Your morning start for Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

COVID-19 outbreak at Oliver farm declared over

There continues to be other community exposure events in the Interior Health region

Morning Start: The Exorcist film set was haunted

Your morning start for Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020

B.C. records new COVID-19 death, 85 more cases; Horgan calls on celebrity help

This brings the total number of active confirmed cases to 531 across the province

Horvat scores 2 as Vancouver Canucks beat Blues 5-2 in NHL playoff opener

Game 2 in best-of-seven series goes Friday night

Federal Conservative leadership candidate skirts COVID-19 rules at Kelowna rally

Derek Sloan held a rally in Kelowna that had more than 50 people, which is against health orders from the province

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

High-volume littering at Cape Scott draws ire from hiking groups

Popular Vancouver Island hiking spot not closing, but frustration about crowding grows

SFU to drop ‘Clan’ varsity team name

The ‘Clan’ name is shortened from ‘Clansmen,’ and was introduced roughly 55 years ago

New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition

South Okanagan restaurant ranked among world’s best by TripAdvisor

The Hooded Merganser was ranked within the top 10 per cent of all restaurants by TripAdvisor reviews

Highway 97 upgrade option for Peachland faces 20-year delay

Peachland council disappointed by highways department decision

Most Read