Ryan Winczura lost his 8.5-month sentence appeal for dangerous driving on April 6 but did not show up for jail that day. As of April 18 he is was wanted by police.

Ryan Winczura lost his 8.5-month sentence appeal for dangerous driving on April 6 but did not show up for jail that day. As of April 18 he is was wanted by police.

UPDATE: Chilliwack man who lost sentence appeal for dangerous driving a no-show for jail

Ryan Winczura was supposed to turn himself in by 2 p.m. on April 6

A Chilliwack man sentenced to jail for four incidents of dangerous driving with children on board was a no-show for jail after his appeal was rejected a month ago.

Ryan Alfred Winczura repeatedly fled police in 2016 with one or more of his children in the vehicle. He pleaded guilty, he was sentenced to 8.5 months jail and as of April 28, he was on the lam.

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The 35-year-old with an extensive history of bad driving pleaded guilty on April 7, 2017 to five counts related to four separate incidents.

After the sentence was handed down, Winczura said in October he planned to appeal. The appeal was held in New Westminster Supreme Court on Jan. 19.

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Then Justice Terence Schultes read his rejection of that appeal in Vancouver Supreme Court on April 6. Winczura – who has been out of custody pending the appeal – did not attend the hearing on April 6 and was ordered to turn himself in by 2 p.m.

But he never showed up, and as of April 28 he was listed among the week’s most wanted on the Upper Fraser Valley Crime Stoppers Facebook page.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Winczura or anyone else wanted by police is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit a tip on the Crime Stoppers Facebook page or website www.upperfraservalleycrimestoppers.ca. Or call the non-emergency phone number for the RCMP at 604-792-4611.


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