A 20-year-old man who jumped in an idling and empty Volkswagen outside a downtown auto shop, which prompted a police chase, will remain in jail for more 25 days.
Nicholas White was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail. He pleaded guilty to stealing a car from City Centre Auto Service downtown.
He has been in jail since the day of the offence, on July 2.
After White took off in the customer car, RCMP began a chase, which ended when the squad car lost sight of the stolen car. But Crown lawyer Frank Caputo said the Mountie saw White's face during the pursuit.
Less than two hours later, RCMP arrested White.
The Ontario man has a youth record for violent offences.
Defence lawyer Don Campbell said White suffers from attention deficit hyperactive disorder and oppositional defiance disorder. While medications have helped, the lawyer said prison authorities denied them over fears he would sell the prescription drugs while serving time at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre.
"He hasn't been able to sleep or calm down his thinking," Campbell said.
In addition to the jail time, White will be banned from driving for one year.
White will also write a letter of apology to the car's owner and shop, something he requested from Judge Harrison.