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Disqualified driver Tyler Wright took police on 110mph car chase four days after being stopped for doing 94

05 June 2014
by Paul Hooper

A disqualified driver took police on a 110 mph car chase - just four days after being stopped for doing 94 mph.

Twenty-one year old Tyler Wright, eventually smashed the Audi through a fence and into a Wootton homeowner’s garden.

But despite the double whammy the speedster- who also had no insurance - avoided an immediate jail sentence.

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Prosecutor Ian Foinette told Canterbury Crown Court how Wright had been caught speeding on the M20 at 93.86 mph – nabbed by officers watching from a bridge near Newington.

He was stopped further along the motorway in February but gave a false name and a fake date of birth – that of his brother.

“It was clear the following day the details weren’t his but those of his brother and it was then discovered he was also disqualified from driving.”

Four days later he was seen driving an Audi A3 along the London Road in Dover and police again tried to stop it.

“He drew away from them and accelerated and went down Whitfield Hill heading towards Temple Ewell.

“The speed limit was 40 mph and he was doing in excess of 80 mph. He was followed through Temple Ewell through an ‘S’ bend towards Lydden," he added.

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court



The Audi sped past parked cars at more than 90 mph in the direction of Canterbury and up to 110mph before turning left into a narrow country road.

Mr Foinette added that the driver of an oncoming  4x4 vehicle had to swerve to avoid a collision and police lost sight of the Audi, only to discover seconds later it had crashed at a ‘T’ junction after hitting a hedgerow and wire fence.

The car ended up in the front garden of a house in Wootton Lane,Wootton and three people inside the car then fled.

“You are old enough to know better" - Recorder Jason Dunn-Shaw

The prosecutor said  one of the men was found hiding in a pub garden, police dogs then trapped a second  and Wright was caught as he stood near the side of a house.

Wright, of Hirst Road, Dover, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, driving while disqualified, driving dangerously, refusing to stop after an accident and possessing cannabis. He also admitted having no insurance.

Charles Evans, defending, said: “He has to realise that cars are there to be respected, not toys to be played with.”

The judge, Recorder Jason Dunn-Shaw gave him a 12 month jail sentence
suspended for 18 months and banned him from driving for two years.

He told him: “You are old enough to know better."

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