Monday, February 17, 2014

Colwyn Bay - 21-year-old receives suspended sentence for dangerous driving

21-year-old receives suspended sentence for dangerous driving

Published date: 17 February 2014 | 
Published by: Iwan Berry 
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A 21-YEAR-old man who allegedly treated residential streets near the town centre at Colwyn Bay as a “racetrack” received a twelve weeks suspended jail term for dangerous driving. 

Liam Shacklady, of Rosemary Avenue, Colwyn Bay, unemployed, was also ordered to do 120 hours unpaid work, attend a thinking skills course, and banned for 18 months with an extended test ordered. 

In addition, he must pay £380 costs after changing his plea to guilty of dangerous driving on Erskine Road. 

Prosecutor Robert Blakemore told Llandudno magistrates that Shacklady was seen driving a car by a policewoman and had been followed towards Greenfield Road. He eventually came to a halt. 

“He said he didn’t want to get stopped because he only had a provisional licence,” Mr Blakemore explained. 

An angry woman onlooker had told him :”You could have killed somebody.” 

The prosecutor said an off-duty police officer claimed he almost collided with a child in a street. The car had gone around a corner at speed. 

Defence solicitor Nia Dawson said Shacklady knew the roads well and didn’t think he was driving too quickly. But it was bad driving and he apologised. 

Court chairman Nick Rushbrooke told Shacklady there was excessive speed in a built-up area and a real risk of injury. 

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