Man crashed car af­ter steal­ing it from his mother

Un­li­censed driver re­turned to re­trieve phone

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News - By Sean Ax­tell

A young joyrider fled af­ter he stole and smashed up his mother’s car – then re­turned to the crime scene be­cause he for­got his phone.

Tamer Ma­clean, 22, took the keys to the VW Golf be­fore smash­ing it head-on into a Vaux­hall Zafira in Ashford, leav­ing the other driver with whiplash.

The rail­way worker fled the scene in New­town Road but re­turned to grab his mo­bile phone from in­side the writ­tenoff ve­hi­cle.

The father-of-one, of Wood Av­enue, Folke­stone, was soon ar­rested af­ter po­lice found him hid­ing in a field, Folke­stone Mag­is­trates’ Court heard on Wed­nes­day last week.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Julie Far­brace said: “He swerved into the right side of the road and had a head-on col­li­sion with a Vaux­hall Zafira. The vic­tim said the car sus­tained heavy dam­age. Mr Ma­clean has no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions. He does not have a driv­ing li­cence.”

The court heard Ma­clean be­came em­broiled in an ar­gu­ment with his ex-part­ner and stole the car to drive to Ashford where she lives, on Fri­day, May 5.

His mother Sharon Parker, who orig­i­nally filed a state­ment but later re­tracted it, said she had owned the car for only a mat­ter of days.

She said: “I hadn’t even had the in­sur­ance doc­u­ments through be­fore he took it.”

Robert Quinn, de­fend­ing, said: “He is a man of 22 years of age who made a stupid de­ci­sion. He lives with his mum and wants to buy her a new car.”

Sen­tenc­ing, Dis­trict Judge Justin Bar­ron said: “Be­cause you have no pre­vi­ous and pleaded guilty I’m pre­pared to deal with you by way of a com­mu­nity sen­tence.

“It’s quite a pack­age of things you have to do but that re­flects the se­ri­ous­ness of what hap­pened.”

Ma­clean was given an 18-month com­mu­nity or­der of 200 hours un­paid work.

He was also pun­ished with a four-week cur­few, given 10 days su­per­vi­sion with pro­ba­tion and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing.

‘It’s quite a pack­age of things you have to do but that re­flects the se­ri­ous­ness of what hap­pened’

Tamer Ma­clean stole and crashed his mother’s car

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