James Charles Allan Smith

James Charles Allan Smith

Smith pleads guilty in Goldstream fuel truck crash

Case due back in court on August 28 for a pre-sentencing report.

James Charles Allen Smith pleaded guilty to two charges in the Western Communities Courthouse on Thursday (June 28) related to last year’s fuel truck crash outside Goldstream Park.

Smith pleaded guilty to one regulatory charge under the Fisheries Act for depositing gasoline and diesel into water frequented by fish.

On his criminal charges, Smith pleaded guilty to dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Smith was originally charged with four other counts (two criminal, two environmental) which will be stayed following sentencing.

Neither Smith nor his lawyer, Dale Marshall, would comment outside the courthouse, with Marshall saying he will wait until sentencing, likely in September, before making a statement.

Marshall did say that Smith is “struggling” with the charges.

The case is due back in court on Aug. 28 for a pre-sentencing report.