Youth sentenced for 90mph speed in Skeg

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A Nottinghamshire youth in the area on a three day camping holiday, panicked when he saw a police car trying to stop him and drove off at speeds of up to 90 mph through Skegness, a court has heard.

Timothy Phillip Dawes of Jephson Road, Sutton in Ashfield admitted dangerous driving, failing to stop for a police officer, driving without insurance and possession of a Class B drug, when he appeared before magistrates in Skegness early last week.

Prosecuting, Edward Johnson said a police officer in Lincoln Road saw Dawes in his VW Passat shortly after midnight on July 23 travelling towards him in excess of 30mph.

An officer followed him, switched on video recording following as Dawes turned onto Roman Bank. The officer flashed him but Dawes accelerated up to 70mph, and later 90mph near Butlin’s.

He abandoned his vehicle near Ingoldmells. Dawes was found with the keys and a small bag of methadone. Magistrates adjourned the hearing and remitted it to Mansfield Magistrates Court.

On October 31, at the Mansfield Court, Dawes was given a 16 week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months. He was banned from driving for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs.