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UK News Co Down granddad sentenced after crashing car with newborn on board trying to evade police stinger

07:30  31 october  2019
07:30  31 october  2019 Source:   belfastlive.co.uk

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  Belfast They travelled more than 10 miles on country roads after they were first stoppedThe duo were arrested on Saturday night after police deployed a stinger on the Tullywiggan Road outside Cookstown.

Police say two stolen cars driving fast tried to evade police in Lower Hutt. " Police signalled for the vehicles to stop, however they decided to attempt to evade police . A police dog unit tracked down two people who police allege are the driver and passenger who left the scene, and both were arrested.

According to police , an officer was attempting to make a traffic stop when the driver tried to flee by entering the shopping center. Two other people from inside the car fled on foot following the crash . Police were able to catch up with one of the men not far from a Twin Peaks restaurant located nearby.

  Co Down granddad sentenced after crashing car with newborn on board trying to evade police stinger © Stock

A grandfather who put his baby granddaughter’s life at risk when he evaded a police stinger before crashing into other vehicles has received a three year suspended sentence.

John Joseph Myles Connors, 38, of Ganna Way in the seaside town pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, failing to stop or report at an accident and for police, no insurance, no licence, and fraud using false vehicle registration on September 17, this year.

The defendant appeared in Newry magistrates on Wednesday via video link from Maghaberry prison where he has been held on remand since his arrest from the crash scene.

The court heard that Connors drove a Mini car at 11.40am in-front of police with his daughter and newborn grand-daughter unsafely seated in the car just outside his place of residence.

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Police and armed forces typically use stingers to stop suspects’ cars and to defend road blocks. Judge Jonathan Teare told her and her co -defendants: “You are all decent men DCI Andy Bevan, who heads Operation Rhone, said: “These crude homemade stinger devices caused damage to three

Officers followed the vehicle and signalled for the driver to stop, but he failed to do so.

A stinger device was later deployed towards the tyres of the car, but it drove on towards Upper Dromore Road colliding with a VW Golf, the Mini spun across the road and mounted the pavement before striking the police car. Pedestrians were also in the area at the time.

When the Mini stopped, Connors ran off from the scene and was pursued on foot by police who caught up with him and made an arrest.

Checks found that false registration plates were also on the defendant’s vehicle.

During police interview he admitted the offence but denied knowledge of the false plates.

Defence said his client had not intended to obstruct police.

“The stinger device was thrown from behind another car, which he did not see being deployed,” said defence.

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Tempe police said car was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash and that the vehicle hit a woman who later died at a hospital.

“During interview he fully accepted the charges. He is no stranger to the courts, though his last appearance was on 2013, which is a lengthy time staying out of trouble", added the lawyer.

District judge Eamonn King suspended the jail sentence for three years and disqualified Connors from driving for three years.

He was also fined a total of £400.

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