A Vancouver man who caused a crash that severely injured a pedestrian was given a six-month sentence Monday in Clark County Superior Court.
Chancellor Pruett, 20, pleaded guilty in July to vehicular assault by driving in a reckless manner in connection with the August 2014 crash near Columbia River High School.
Judge Gregory Gonzales sentenced Pruett to three months of work release — a program that allows inmates to work outside in the community and be confined when they’re not working — 60 days on a work crew and 400 hours of community service to be served through Legacy Emanuel Medical Center’s driver safety program.
Pruett initially asked that he be able to serve half of his sentence through community service. He planned to present at high schools about the dangers of reckless driving.
According to a probable cause affidavit, Pruett was driving his 2006 Mazda Speed 6 west on Northwest 99th Street at about 6:20 p.m. Aug. 31, 2014, when he passed a vehicle using the right-turn only lane in the 900 block of the street. He then crossed back into the westbound lane and clipped an eastbound 1997 Silver BMW that was turning into a driveway.