Teenager banned from driving and given detention order for moped-related driving offences in Woking
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A 16-year-old boy has received a six-month detention and training order and been disqualified from driving for 15 months after pleading guilty to driving offences in Woking.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was spotted on a moped overtaking two cars by officers on patrol in Woking on 14 November 2021.
He appeared to be avoiding the police and a pursuit commenced as he failed to stop. During the pursuit the teenager drove the stolen moped onto the wrong side of the road endangering other road users. Officers backed off for safety reasons but despite his attempts to get away, he was later sighted in the area, located and arrested.
He was sentenced on 12 January 2022, following an earlier court hearing on 24 November 2021 where he pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking whilst driving dangerously, driving whilst disqualified, and driving without insurance.
PC Nick Swann said: “This reckless behaviour put innocent members of the public in real danger and our officers worked hard to locate the offender and make sure he was arrested and charged. We will always put the safety of the public first when conducting pursuits but, as this case highlights, even if we have to abort a high speed chase we will use every other means available to us to locate you and arrest you.”
“Surrey Police is committed to targeting moped-related crime within the county, and this case highlights the results that are being achieved within the local area. If local communities have any concerns relating to vehicle crime, please contact us via our website, direct message on our social media channels, or by calling 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.”