Coningsby man admits dangerous driving in Woodhall Spa while out on prison licence

Court news.
Court news.

A Coningsby man on licence from prison has been sent to Lincoln Crown Court for sentence after he admitted to driving dangerously after failing to stop for the police because he was afraid of being recalled into custody.

Simon Thorely, 22, of Greenfeld Road, admitted dangerous driving, failing to stop for the police and driving without insurance or a full driving licence in Woodhall Spa on August 8, when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court.

The court was told that at 11.30pm, he was seen travelling at speed in Tattershall Road, Woodhall Spa, and police tried to stop him using their blue flashing lights, but he sped off at speeds up to 60mph in the 40mph built up area.

Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting, said Thorely overtook other cars on blind bends and reached speeds of 80mph.

He said that he drove onto Clinton Park where he hit a stationary parked car and then ran off into a nearby house where he was found by police officers.

He told officers he had not stopped as he was afraid he would be sent back to prison, but a probation officer told the court that although Thorely was on licence after being released from a 36-month prison sentence imposed in May 2013, he would not be recalled for these offences.

Dean Powell, mitigating, said Thorely was under a psychiatrist’s care as he panicked easily and requested an adjournment to obtain a report from him.

However, the magistrates sent Thorely to the Crown Court for sentence and banned him from driving until he is finally sentenced.