A teenager led the police in a high-speed chase – before stopping because his girlfriend’s mother had told him too.
Kieran Morgan had his girlfriend in the car during the chase, where he drove on the wrong side of the road and hit 60mph in a 30mph zone.
Morgan, who was on the phone with the concerned parent, “risked the lives” of other drivers by tearing the streets of Midhurst in his Toyota Yaris.
The 18-year-old, who did not have a driver’s license, ended up in a nursing home at her request and was arrested.
He was tested for alcohol, but told police, “I might be stupid enough to drive on a provisional license, but I’m not stupid enough to drink or drive drugs.”
Officers were on patrol when they spotted the 18-year-old in a Toyota Yaris at around 12:45 p.m. on March 3.
He was unable to stop for the police on the A286 before entering the path of oncoming traffic several times, passing other cars.
Morgan was charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop when required by police, and driving other than in accordance with a license.
He appeared in Portsmouth court on April 19 where he pleaded guilty to all three offenses and received a six-month suspended prison sentence for 18 months.
Morgan was also banned from driving for 12 months and must undergo an extended retest if he wishes to get back behind the wheel. He will also perform 150 hours of unpaid work.
Arrest Officer PC Steve Bucksey of the Sussex Roads Police Unit said: “Inexperience driving as a provisional license holder, combined with a series of dangerous maneuvers and a excessive speed, is a deadly mixture.
“Morgan created this dangerous environment for all road users, as well as himself, and he is extremely fortunate that this incident ended without tragedy.
Morgan showed obvious contempt for his passenger and other road users that day, almost colliding head-on with other vehicles, forcing them to take evasive action.
“Fatal injury and life changing crashes are tragic for everyone involved, from family and bystanders to responding emergency services. We are committed to reducing the number of avoidable collisions through our education and the application of the “five fatal” offenses – speeding, driving while impaired, using cell phones, not wearing a seat belt and driving. reckless. ”
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This notice was published: 2021-04-29 10:42:25