Man who tried to carjack politician sentenced to prison

A man who violently tried to carjack a member of the Saskatchewan legislature has been sentenced to five years in prison.

REGINA — A man who violently tried to carjack a member of the Saskatchewan legislature has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Clayton Friday pleaded guilty in March to a charges of armed robbery and assault for the Oct. 29, 2009, crime.

During the attack, Friday stabbed Saskatchewan Party member Lyle Stewart with a pen.

Court heard that Stewart stopped his car that day to help Friday, whose truck was stuck in a ditch.

Friday then jumped Stewart, who managed to hold off his attacker until police arrived.

Friday also pleaded guilty to unrelated charges, including two counts of drunk driving and a charge of hit and run.