Banned driver in 100mph chase

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A BANNED driver who hit speeds of over 100mph during a police chase on the Lincolnshire coast has been sentenced to 12 months in a young offenders institution.

Nineteen-year-old Jason Bond drove on the wrong side of the road and ignored a red light after failing to stop for officers on Roman Bank in Winthorpe.

Lincoln Crown Court was told Bond also collided with a set of railings after driving towards the Butlins camp in Ingoldmells in a bid to escape.

The court was told police had to abandon the 4am pursuit because of safety concerns after reaching speeds of 100mph trying to keep up with Bond.

Bond admitted taking the car, which belonged to a friend who was staying in Skegness, after it was found abandoned outside a nearby medical centre with the engine still warm.

Jon Dee, prosecuting, told the court Bond was banned from driving for 18 months in July when he appeared before magistrates in his home city of Sheffield.

Passing sentence, Judge Michael Heath told Bond there was no alternative to custody for such irresponsible driving.

Judge Heath said: “Your vehicle collided with some road furniture and there was grossly excessive speed. The police pursuit vehicle was travelling at 100mph and you were going away from it.

“You were all over the road and you went through a red light.”

Bond, of Norwood Avenue, Sheffield, was also banned from driving for two years and ordered to take an extended retest after he admitted charges of aggravated vehicle taking, driving while disqualified, failing to stop and having no insurance on 15 October this year.