Offender jailed for high speed chase

A MOUNT Gambier man who became involved in a police pursuit in the city has been sentenced to seven months and two weeks in prison.

Nathan Barry Lutton, 41, appeared in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court on Wednesday to be sentenced for driving dangerously to escape police pursuit and driving unlicensed.

The prosecution said Lutton was driving on Pressey Street at 1.30am on June 20 when he was spotted by a police officer.

The patrol attempted to stop the defendant, however he sped off down Lake Terrace East.

Police believed Lutton was travelling at speeds close to 130kph in a 110kph zone, however the

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