The case against a 19-year-old Kings County man charged in connection with a hit-and-run incident at UPEI earlier this year has been adjourned for sentencing until Jan. 20, 2012.
Zachary Evans-Renaud of St. Peters Bay had earlier pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to stop at the scene of an accident which occurred this past spring.
Chief provincial court Judge John Douglas had adjourned the case to Dec. 19 for sentence but after detailed submissions from both defence and Crown in Charlottetown court Monday, Douglas said he needs more time to consider a verdict.
Douglas said if he completes work on another case this week, he might be able to render a decision in the Evans-Renaud case next week.
At the time of the offence, Evans-Renaud was a defenceman with the Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League but now plays for the Truro Bearcats of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League.
The charge was laid in connection with an incident in which Adam Molyneaux was struck while walking on UPEI'srear access road near the National Research Council building.
Molyneaux had been at the Wave and was waiting for his father to pick him up when he was hit from behind by a vehicle that threw him over the hood.
The victim's father later found him lying bloodied and hurt by the side of the road.
Molyneaux was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Evans-Renaud left the scene and based on facts read into the court record Monday, tried to have repairs done to the car in order to sell it and thus avoid detection.