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MetiNews.Com - Jordan Hyett clocked at 80mph on Wells Road and pleads guilty to dangerous driving
Breaking News ! A driver said he sped off from police because he thought it was someone chasing him for money. In his bid to get away Jordan Hyett drove his Ford Focus at speeds of up to 80mph on Wells Road heading into Bristol. Such was the danger posed by his driving police abandoned a pursuit of him, Bristol Crown Court heard. But they used his registration number to track him down at his address, where he immediately admitted his culpability. Click here for latest crime figures in your area Hyett, 26, of Wraxall Grove in Bedminster Down, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, while uninsured and without the proper licence, on July 10 last year. Judge William Hart imposed an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months. He told Hyett: "This was a very dangerous piece of driving. "80mph on the A37 Wells Road, into Bristol, in July last year was remarkably dangerous. "Anyone who sees dangerous driving while that took place is horrified and terrified by it.
Leuan Callaghan, prosecuting via video link, said police saw the Ford Focus and it seemed the driver was trying to evade them. There then followed a pursuit lasting some two minutes and 30 seconds in which Hyett drove on the wrong side of the road, at 80mph in a 30mph limit. He said later he thought the person behind was linked to somebody who owed him money, rather than thinking it was police, the court heard. The prosecution did not accept that as, at his home, Hyett admitted seeing the police car and panicking, and the police vehicle used its lights and sirens as it followed.
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'He admitted he was the driver straight away' Caighli Taylor, defending, said: "He admitted the offence when the officer found him. "He admitted he was the driver straight away." Miss Taylor told the court her "vulnerable" client sustained a head injury when younger and could have a tendency to impulsive or reckless behaviour. She also said he had suffered a family bereavement in 2017, had probably been dealing with post traumatic stress disorder ever since and was engaging with a social worker in the hope of a referral for bereavement counselling.
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