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Woman pleads guilty in Fort Macleod hit-and-run case

A 26-year-old woman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges from a hit-and-run crash that sent two teenagers to hospital.
Chaylee Bruised Head pleaded guilty Thursday in Lethbridge provincial court two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, and one count of failing to remain at an accident scene.
Bruised Head, was in custody at Lethbridge Correctional Centre and appeared by closed circuit television.
Lethbridge lawyer Claudia Connolly appeared on behalf of Bruised Head’s defence lawyer Wade Hlady to offer the guilty pleas.
Connolly asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared and had sentencing adjourned to Thursday, Oct. 8 in Lethbridge provincial court.
A pre-sentence report is usually prepared by a probation officer to provide the judge with information about the accused’s background and the crime for consideration at sentencing.
The facts of the case were not read into the record on Thursday.
According to information provided by Fort Macleod RCMP Bruised Head, who also goes by the last name Eagle Plume, was charged in connection with a May 9 hit-and-run on 12th Street in Fort Macleod that sent two teenagers to hospital in serious condition.
Witnesses told police that a full size, older, light-coloured car left the scene without stopping.
The RCMP serious crimes branch from Calgary, as well as a traffic re-constructionist, assisted with the initial investigation.
Police later located the vehicle in a field near Fort Macleod.
Bruised Head had been released from custody in May but was arrested and returned to Lethbridge Correctional Centre for violating the conditions of her release.

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