Teen overturned car as he tried to escape police

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TEENAGER Tony Carrington crashed and overturned a 25-year-old Ford Sierra as he tried to get away from police.

Carrington, 19, who had his 15-year-old brother in the passenger seat had sped off from an accident in Bulstrode Lane, Hemel Hempstead

He had been driving too fast along the narrow road and initially stopped, but drove off before leaving his details, St Albans Crown Court heard on Friday.

Prosecutor David Chrimes said the police pursued him along Felden Lane where he reached 60 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone before he overturned on a blind bend.

Carrington of Pheasant Close, Berkhamsted, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and dangerous driving last May. He also admitted having no insurance and failing to stop.

Recorder Gordon Reed passed a 10 month sentence suspended for 18 months and ordered him to complete 225 hours unpaid work. He banned him from driving for 30 months and ordered him to take an extended test before he gets his licence back.

He told him: “You had your 15 year old brother as a passenger. You, your brother or a pedestrian could have been killed. You have come close to going to custody. I hope you have learned your lesson.”