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Car chase ends

Victor ordered to pay several fines

COURT TODAY BLOCKAfter leading police on a car chase through the City earlier this month, a St Michael man now faces hefty fines for committing several road traffic violations.

Denver Victor of Jemmotts Lane who had initially denied the charges, reappeared in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court on Monday where he owned up to the seven charges, including having no headlamps, no road tax, insurance or registration on his vehicle.

Appearing before Acting Magistrate Elwood Watts today, the accused man also pleaded guilty to driving without a driver’s licence, using fraudulent licence plates and refusing to pull his vehicle to the left and to stop on the approach of a police vehicle sounding a siren.

He was slapped with a number of fines totaling $3, 800, most of which were paid.

The court heard that police were travelling along Baxter’s Road when they saw a white car with three male occupants. The officers noticed that the car, which was travelling in the opposite direction, had no headlamps. They immediately turned their vehicle around and used the beacon and siren to try to get the driver to stop.

However, Victor reportedly slowed down before accelerating and making a sharp right turn onto Sobers Lane.

A chase ensued during which Victor crashed into a guard-wall at the Massy Technologies Complex, causing extensive damage to his vehicle.

Ignoring calls from the lawmen to stop, he continued driving and crashed into a second wall, this time on WIBISCO’s premises.

Meanwhile one of the back-seat passengers jumped out of the moving vehicle and rolled until he came to a stop.

Police briefly lost sight of Victor’s vehicle but caught up with him again along Country Road. It was there that Victor got out of the car and ran through a cartroad into a bushy area behind the Whitepark Wesleyan Holiness Church.

Police pursued him on foot and arrested him. A wrecker had to be called to remove his damaged vehicle.

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