Woman fined $400 for role in carjacking

A woman arrested in connection with a carjacking near Blackfalds earlier this year has been fined $400 for being an occupant of a stolen vehicle.

A woman arrested in connection with a carjacking near Blackfalds earlier this year has been fined $400 for being an occupant of a stolen vehicle.

Samantha Johnstone, 23, pleaded guilty before Judge Gordon Yake in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday to the charge, laid in connection with her role in a carjacking on March 15, 2013.

Court heard that Johnstone and two men were travelling together near Blackfalds when their SUV collided with another vehicle at about 7:45 p.m.

Johnstone and one of the men struck out on foot and got a ride with a woman who was driving by.

They were in a rural area when the woman was told to pull over and let them out. Instead of walking away, the man went to the driver’s door and ordered the woman to leave the vehicle. He and Johnstone then drove off together.

Garnet Colby Mcinnes, 22, is scheduled for a series of trials to be held next year on charges arising from the March 15 incident as well as other offences alleged to have occurred later on.

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