Teen tracked down by police in high-speed car chase

South Wales Argus: Teen tracked down by police in high-speed car chase Teen tracked down by police in high-speed car chase

A NEWPORT teen has been given an eight-month detention order after being involved in a high-speed chase with the police around the city.

At Newport Crown Court, Spencer Killoran, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving, one count of driving with no licence, and one count of driving without insurance.

The court heard how Killoran, of Somerton Park, borrowed a Volkswagen Golf for £100 from a friend who was learning to drive, saying he wanted to go for “a spin”.

In the early hours of Saturday, March 15 this year, a marked police car was alerted after the Golf failed to stop at a traffic light on the A48 Southern Distributor Road in Newport.

Killoran was then chased by the marked car, which was joined by another police car, as he continued along the B4239, eventually reaching Bassaleg Road at speeds of 60mph in a 30mph area.

He continued along Western Valley Road, Tregwilym Road and Chartist Drive, at one point reaching speeds in excess of 71mph and driving in the middle of the road.

The court heard how Killoran, having eventually been cornered, reversed into a police car causing damage to both cars, and drove off towards the roundabout in the wrong direction.

Killoran then reached a dead end on Tregwilym Road but did not stop until he drove into a tree after mounting the pavement. When police officers approached the Golf – its wheels still turning – Killoran was seen with his foot on the accelerator pedal and did not release until he was sprayed in the face by an officer.

A woman was also in the car at the time of the chase, although she was cautioned by police, she was not charged.

Gareth Williams, defending, said: “Very little meaningful mitigation can be put forward. The defendant said he panicked – he realised he did not have a licence. He made a serious error of judgement by trying to drive away from the police car.”

Judge John Jenkins QC said: “This was an appalling piece of driving. You showed selfish disregard and you are a menace on the road.

“It’s purely by good fortune that no-one was killed. You could have easily been sitting in that dock today listening to how lives were ruined by your actions.”

Judge Jenkins QC sentenced Killoran to serve eight months in a young offenders’ institution and told him to pay a statutory surcharge of £100.

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8:27am Mon 2 Jun 14

displayed says...

From hero to criminal:

Brothers tried to save heart victim dad
12:01pm Tuesday 16th January 2007
"NEWPORT brothers Preston and Spencer Killoran are being praised as heroes"
Flash forward to 2014:

'Teen tracked down by police in high-speed car chase'

" A woman was also in the car at the time of the chase, although she was cautioned by police, she was not charged."
Aiding an abetting, accessory before an after the fact!

Gareth Williams, defending, said: “Very little meaningful mitigation can be put forward. The defendant said he panicked – he realised he did not have a licence. He made a serious error of judgement by trying to drive away from the police car.”

He knew he didn't have a licence, before he jumped into the car!

"The court heard how Killoran, of Somerton Park, borrowed a Volkswagen Golf for £100 from a friend who was learning to drive, saying he wanted to go for 'a spin'."
Well he certainly went for "spin", with his girlfriend, as who else would be foolish enuff to travel wiv im in a "borrowed" motor, without a licence or insurance,!

He certainly wasn't "safe" in a "borrowed" car!
His friend shouldav known better, if he was "bribed" with £100!

Ah, the impetuousness of yoof!
From hero to criminal: Brothers tried to save heart victim dad 12:01pm Tuesday 16th January 2007 "NEWPORT brothers Preston and Spencer Killoran are being praised as heroes" Flash forward to 2014: 'Teen tracked down by police in high-speed car chase' " A woman was also in the car at the time of the chase, although she was cautioned by police, she was not charged." Aiding an abetting, accessory before an after the fact! Gareth Williams, defending, said: “Very little meaningful mitigation can be put forward. The defendant said he panicked – he realised he did not have a licence. He made a serious error of judgement by trying to drive away from the police car.” He knew he didn't have a licence, before he jumped into the car! "The court heard how Killoran, of Somerton Park, borrowed a Volkswagen Golf for £100 from a friend who was learning to drive, saying he wanted to go for 'a spin'." Well he certainly went for "spin", with his girlfriend, as who else would be foolish enuff to travel wiv im in a "borrowed" motor, without a licence or insurance,! He certainly wasn't "safe" in a "borrowed" car! His friend shouldav known better, if he was "bribed" with £100! Ah, the impetuousness of yoof! displayed
  • Score: 9

9:20am Mon 2 Jun 14

Floppy backed says...

should be at least 6 months hard graft - cleaning out the canals. Long hours proper hardwork. The punishment is not enough for chavs like him who will commit crime again no doubt he is a benefit scrounger with no future but sucking us tax payers dry with his pathetic behavior. Wonder what sort of parentage he came from?
should be at least 6 months hard graft - cleaning out the canals. Long hours proper hardwork. The punishment is not enough for chavs like him who will commit crime again no doubt he is a benefit scrounger with no future but sucking us tax payers dry with his pathetic behavior. Wonder what sort of parentage he came from? Floppy backed
  • Score: 26

9:25am Mon 2 Jun 14

inkyskin says...

judging by his facebook profile he's a skanky chav who thinks he's the bees knees! pictures of fake rolex's, sat on a quad etc, won't be long before he's doing it again, This type never learn.
judging by his facebook profile he's a skanky chav who thinks he's the bees knees! pictures of fake rolex's, sat on a quad etc, won't be long before he's doing it again, This type never learn. inkyskin
  • Score: 28

2:06pm Mon 2 Jun 14

-trigg- says...

inkyskin wrote:
judging by his facebook profile he's a skanky chav who thinks he's the bees knees! pictures of fake rolex's, sat on a quad etc, won't be long before he's doing it again, This type never learn.
If as you say "This type never learn", perhaps its time to change the way the lesson is taught?

All that locking a youngster up will do is make sure they mix solely with other criminals, learning even more bad habits and more crimes to commit.

In days gone by, certain criminals were given the choice of prison or joining the army. Perhaps the time has come to revisit this concept, to give young criminals discipline, structure and positive role models, as well as training for a future career
[quote][p][bold]inkyskin[/bold] wrote: judging by his facebook profile he's a skanky chav who thinks he's the bees knees! pictures of fake rolex's, sat on a quad etc, won't be long before he's doing it again, This type never learn.[/p][/quote]If as you say "This type never learn", perhaps its time to change the way the lesson is taught? All that locking a youngster up will do is make sure they mix solely with other criminals, learning even more bad habits and more crimes to commit. In days gone by, certain criminals were given the choice of prison or joining the army. Perhaps the time has come to revisit this concept, to give young criminals discipline, structure and positive role models, as well as training for a future career -trigg-
  • Score: 6

6:22pm Mon 2 Jun 14

DDDog1 says...

No mention of a ban,surely prats like this should be banned for ten years and then another ten with a insurance tracker device in the car.
No mention of a ban,surely prats like this should be banned for ten years and then another ten with a insurance tracker device in the car. DDDog1
  • Score: 3

7:17am Tue 3 Jun 14

inkyskin says...

-trigg- wrote:
inkyskin wrote:
judging by his facebook profile he's a skanky chav who thinks he's the bees knees! pictures of fake rolex's, sat on a quad etc, won't be long before he's doing it again, This type never learn.
If as you say "This type never learn", perhaps its time to change the way the lesson is taught?

All that locking a youngster up will do is make sure they mix solely with other criminals, learning even more bad habits and more crimes to commit.

In days gone by, certain criminals were given the choice of prison or joining the army. Perhaps the time has come to revisit this concept, to give young criminals discipline, structure and positive role models, as well as training for a future career
discipline should come from the parents surely? being told at the start that it's not acceptable to behave this way and that it's wrong, not being funny but it's worked well for my kids. they would never think of doing this!
[quote][p][bold]-trigg-[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]inkyskin[/bold] wrote: judging by his facebook profile he's a skanky chav who thinks he's the bees knees! pictures of fake rolex's, sat on a quad etc, won't be long before he's doing it again, This type never learn.[/p][/quote]If as you say "This type never learn", perhaps its time to change the way the lesson is taught? All that locking a youngster up will do is make sure they mix solely with other criminals, learning even more bad habits and more crimes to commit. In days gone by, certain criminals were given the choice of prison or joining the army. Perhaps the time has come to revisit this concept, to give young criminals discipline, structure and positive role models, as well as training for a future career[/p][/quote]discipline should come from the parents surely? being told at the start that it's not acceptable to behave this way and that it's wrong, not being funny but it's worked well for my kids. they would never think of doing this! inkyskin
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