Home   Ashford   News   Article

Kurtis Bowles jailed for dangerous driving in Ashford

By Paul Hooper

An uninsured driver has been sent to prison after he was clocked doing more than three times the speed limit.

Kurtis Bowles, 21, was spotted by police in Elwick Road, Ashford in January this year.

Canterbury Crown Court heard that Bowles’ Vauxhall Astra was also uninsured during the high-speed chase through Ashford streets.

Kurtis Bowles. Credit: Kent Police
Kurtis Bowles. Credit: Kent Police

Now Bowles, of Water Lane, Smarden has been jailed for a year after being convicted of driving dangerously and without insurance.

Prosecutor Simon Taylor said two officers travelling along Station Road in Ashford saw the Vauxhall travelling at speed.

He said the police next saw Bowles ignore a red light at traffic lights, turning into Elwick Road through a 20mph zone and reached 70mph as he tried to outpace the police vehicle in New Street.

Mr Taylor said at the roundabout with New Street and Chart Road, the Vauxhall turned onto the A28 and Bowles turned the car lights off and on "in an attempt to evade police".

Bowles was caught travelling 70mph in the 20 zone
Bowles was caught travelling 70mph in the 20 zone

The chase ended after the car drove along the residential Sir Henry Brackenbury Road and came to a stop in Godfrey Marchant Grove, where Bowles exited and hid behind a parked vehicle, before handing himself over to officers.

He was also banned from driving for three years.

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Like Us on Facebook

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More