Learner given tough lesson

A MOUNT Gambier driver who led police on a 10km pursuit through the city’s streets walked away from court with a suspended prison sentence yesterday.

In addition to the charge of driving dangerously to escape police pursuit, Jed Whitfield, 29, faced five counts relating to an earlier incident where he rammed into the back of a car, before driving off “giving the driver the finger”.

Whitfield appeared in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court where the prosecution told Magistrate Teresa Anderson the defendant was spotted by police exiting a service station on Jubilee Highway East on April 22 at around 3.40pm.

He was the

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Author: Leon Rademeyer

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