Woman given conditional sentence, probation following university campus crash

A woman has been spared jail time following a crash on a university campus in October 2017. 

The Times and Transcript reports Judge Troy Sweet opted for a 12-month conditional sentence along with house arrest, followed by 12 months of probation for 19-year-old Felicity Mae Strutt, who had earlier pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, leaving the scene of a crash, and breaching court orders. 

Sweet says the conditional sentence is appropriate as Strutt is a young woman with untreated substance abuse and mental health issues as well as a troubled youth. 

Strutt was also banned from driving for two years and ordered not to consume or possess drugs and alcohol. 

Prosecutor Eric Lalonde, as reported by the newspaper, said during a sentencing hearing in May the incident took place at l'Universite de Moncton after a security guard attempted to stop the woman who was seen driving an SUV at a high speed. 

She kept driving until she pulled into a parking lot and hit a car, which resulted in both vehicles being destroyed.

~ With files from The Times and Transcript.