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.

READ MORE: Chilliwack driver who repeatedly fled police with children on board sentenced to 8.5 months in jail

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.

READ MORE: Chilliwack driver who repeatedly fled police with kids on board loses sentence appeal

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.


@PeeJayAitch
paul.henderson@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Nearly 25,000 people cast ballots in Chilliwack

Turnout 10,000 votes higher than in 2014

Popove pledges to work hard as new mayor of Chilliwack

Ken Popove to take the helm from incumbent Sharon Gaetz

Chilliwack school board results reveal clear split

Incumbents Dan Coulter, Heather Maahs and Barry Neufeld join four new board members

Popove elected mayor in Chilliwack

Gaetz second, Waddington third; new faces on city council

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Fraser Valley man dead after head on crash in Okanagan

Accident occurred at about 7:35 a.m.

Newly-elected Lower Mainland mayor won’t drink his city’s tap water

White Rock’s Darryl Walker is concerned about its quality

Kennedy Stewart challenged with building bridges as mayor of Vancouver: expert

The former NDP MP, who ran as an Independent, will lead 10 councillors divided across four parties

B.C. Youtuber to seal himself ‘in a jar’ to demonstrate impacts of climate change

Kurtis Baute wants to see how long he can last in a 1,000 cubic foot, air-tight greenhouse

One of Taiwan’s fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

The train was carrying more than 360 people

Scheer marks one-year countdown to federal election with campaign-style speech

Conservative Leader insists that it will be Justin Trudeau who ‘makes it personal’

Canada Post union announces rotating strikes in four Canadian cities

Mail will still be delivered but it will be delayed

Vees notch up another win

Undermanned Vees take down league-leading Chilliwack Chiefs

Most Read