SPED AT TWICE LIMIT IN CHASE
Already-banned man locked up again and told ‘sentences will just get longer’:
ADISQUALIFIED driver who reached “gravely excessive” speeds while being chased by police has been jailed.
Young dad Neon Williams raced through residential streets of Bangor – at one point doubling the 30mph speed limit.
The 24-year-old of Bron Deg, Rhostryfan admitted his second dangerous driving conviction when he appeared at Mold Crown Court.
The court heard how, while disqualified, Williams sped along Caernarfon Road in Bangor while being pursued by police.
The chase was captured on a police car dash cam and the footage was played to Judge Timothy Petts, who jailed him for 54 weeks.
He was also banned from driving for two years and 27 weeks.
Williams had been jailed twice before for driving offences – once for dangerous driving.
Judge Petts said that on February 17 the defendant drove at “gravely excessive” speeds in residential areas of Bangor, posing risks to others.
“It is only through good luck – no thanks to you – that there was no accident or injury to other road users,” he said.
He said Williams’ previous convictions were “a severely aggravating feature” of the case.
The judge told him that when released, it was his choice whether he complied with the law, saying: “If you continue to offend then you will go to prison and the sentences will simply get longer.”
Prosecuting barrister Richard Edwards said police followed the Audi car for more than a mile.
Williams ignored requests to stop and drove up Coed Mawr Hill – at double the 30 mph limit at one stage. He and his passenger fled from the car.
When later arrested, he denied being the driver and said he had sold the car to a friend of a friend.
Mr Edwards said he was disqualified and therefore had no insurance at the time. Defending barrister Mark Connor said that his client accepted full responsibility.
Williams, he said, had been released from prison in November of last year and two days later went to visit his father to introduce his two-year-old son.
But he found his father dead. His father had committed suicide.
Then in January he and the mother of his child had split up and there were difficulties over child access.
On his release he intended to get his life back on track.
● Neon Williams had twice before been jailed for driving offences – once for dangerous driving