Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton Man Sentenced to Six Years for Deliberately Driving into Gas Bar

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton Man Sentenced to Six Years for Deliberately Driving into Gas Bar

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Man gets six years for driving into gas bar

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EDMONTON - A man has been sentenced to six years in prison for deliberately driving into an Edmonton gas station after a dispute with employees.

Four people were injured when Steven Cloutier crashed his truck into a Petro-Canada gas bar in November 2015.

Cloutier had originally faced four counts of attempted murder but pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

His trial was told he got frustrated when a gas pump didn't work and he became upset with two workers.

He drove off and returned a minute later, driving into the building at an estimated speed of 47 kilometres an hour.

After the crash, Cloutier got out and punched a female worker in the face, telling bystanders that he messed up but that the workers got what they deserved. …

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