Nine months for teenager

A COFFS Harbour teenager has been ordered to serve nine months detention after the law caught up with him on a string of serious charges.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named due to his age, led police on a pursuit through Park Beach earlier this year on an unregistered 125cc motorcycle.

The court heard police spotted him on the mini “thumpster” bike on January 26 at 4.40pm.

The youth ignored sirens and directions to pull over trying to outrun police on the motorcycle while riding on Hogbin Drive North and Prince Street.

When finally caught, traffic checks found he had never been licensed and was he riding a motorcycle that was unable to be registered or insured.

On another occasion the youth was caught by police riding the same motorcycle on the streets and once again he tried to outrun officers.

Appearing in the Coffs Harbour Local Court, he was also found guilty of separate charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and of stalking and intimidation.

His wrap sheet also included charges of police pursuit, drive dangerously, drive whilst never licensed, drive in a manner dangerous and riding an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

The youth has been sentenced to serve nine months imprisonment under the control order, with a non parole period of two months.

He has also been ordered off the roads for three years.

His wrap sheet also included charges of police pursuit, drive dangerously, drive whilst never licensed, drive in a manner dangerous and riding an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.



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