Boy racer is put off road for two years

He led po­lice on high-speed chase

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page - Ex­press Reporter

A reck­less boy racer who led po­lice on a high-speed chase through Pais­ley has been fined £400 and banned from the road for two years.

Jor­dan Thomp­son, 18, drove dan­ger­ously through the town’s West End at the wheel of a sil­ver BMW 318i.

Pais­ley Sher­iff Court heard that he even crashed into a elec­tri­cal junc­tion box and drove off in the dam­aged mo­tor with his boot flap­ping open and the cops in hot pur­suit.

When of­fi­cers were forced to give up the chase be­cause the teen tear­away was driv­ing too dan­ger­ously, mem­bers of the public tipped off cops about an ad­dress near the town’s Clark Street, where he was ar­rested.

He ad­mit­ted a cat­a­logue of of­fences re­lat­ing to the in­ci­dent on May 26, in­clud­ing:

 Driv­ing at ex­ces­sive speeds on the A761, Fer­gus­lie, Broom­lands Street, Gal­low Green Road, Green­hill Road and Gock­ston Road,  Fail­ing to stop at traffic sig­nals,  Driv­ing on the wrong wide of the road,  Col­lid­ing with prop­erty ,  Driv­ing while a pro­vi­sional li­cence holder only and with­out su­per­vi­sion,  Fail­ing to stop for po­lice, and  Get­ting be­hind the wheel with no in­sur­ance.

Sen­tence had been de­ferred for back­ground re­ports and Thomp­son was back in court on Mon­day to learn his fate.

A lawyer rep­re­sent­ing Thomp­son told the court : “He un­der­stands the driv­ing here was reck­less in the ex­treme.”

The re­ports con­firmed Thomp­son has un­der­ly­ing is­sues, in­clud­ing im­pul­sive­ness.

After con­sid­er­ing these, Sher­iff David Pen­der stressed that any­one who acted as he had, driv­ing dan­ger­ously and at­tempt­ing to avoid be­ing stopped by po­lice, could be locked up.

Mak­ing him the sub­ject of an 18- month Com­mu­nity Pay­back Or­der, re­quir­ing him to com­plete 300 hours of un­paid work in a nine-month pe­riod, Sher­iff Pen­der warned that the sen­tence was a di­rect al­ter­na­tive to cus­tody.

He added: “I have the power to re­voke the or­der and send you to de­ten­tion if you fail to com­ply in any way.”

Thomp­son, of Charleston Square in Pais­ley’s south end, was fined a to­tal of £400, dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for two years, and or­dered to re-sit and pass his driv­ing test .

Sher­iff Pen­der warned that he in­tends to mon­i­tor his progress with reg­u­lar re­views, the first of which will take place on Fe­bru­ary 27.

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