19-year-old man arrested after hiding in undergrowth

Bournemouth Echo: Banned driver caught travelling at 100mph leads police on foot chase Banned driver caught travelling at 100mph leads police on foot chase

A DOZEN police officers, including a helicopter and dog unit, helped catch a disqualified driver who fled after he was arrested for driving a Ford Probe at more than 100 miles per hour.

The 19-year-old man, who is from the Bournemouth area, was stopped at 8.30pm on Tuesday, June 24, when the car was travelling on the A350 from Shaftesbury towards Warminster.

Arresting officer Sergeant Sean Brady said: “I noticed the vehicle was being driven at an excessive speed so I caused it to stop on a lay-by near the junction with the A303.”

He said that the driver was uninsured and the vehicle was not roadworthy.

Sgt Brady arrested the man but he ran off and hid in wooded undergrowth.

Additional officers including a helicopter and dog unit were called and the man was rearrested at 9.50pm.

The 19-year-old was remanded in custody because he was wanted by Dorset police for various motoring offences including failure to appear at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court on motoring charges.

Sgt Brady said: “We have taken another dangerous driver off the road and a dangerous vehicle has been destroyed.”

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1:34pm Wed 2 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?
Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31? BarrHumbug
  • Score: -33

1:56pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Frank28 says...

The young man can anticipate a prison sentence and for his car to be crushed. He also might find it impossible to obtain car insurance, if he ever bothers to get insurance.
The young man can anticipate a prison sentence and for his car to be crushed. He also might find it impossible to obtain car insurance, if he ever bothers to get insurance. Frank28
  • Score: 16

2:03pm Wed 2 Jul 14

crystal-coast says...

He should be locked up if he's got more than 1 motoring offence against him. Just because they've taken him off the road for now doesn't stop him in the future and next time he might kill someone or cause a serious accident
He should be locked up if he's got more than 1 motoring offence against him. Just because they've taken him off the road for now doesn't stop him in the future and next time he might kill someone or cause a serious accident crystal-coast
  • Score: 21

2:34pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Stereotyped says...

Sgt Brady said: “We have taken another dangerous driver off the road and a dangerous vehicle has been destroyed.”

He was banned in the first place...but was on the road. Driving bans do nothing to stop these low life scum from returning back behind the wheel.
Sgt Brady said: “We have taken another dangerous driver off the road and a dangerous vehicle has been destroyed.” He was banned in the first place...but was on the road. Driving bans do nothing to stop these low life scum from returning back behind the wheel. Stereotyped
  • Score: 34

3:07pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Bonkeydollocks says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?
You beat me to it, a tragic loss of life earlier this year because the Police just assumed the horse was no longer on the road. A simple rolling road block headed by a police car travelling at 20MPH would have found the horse and a motorcyclist would still be alive :-(
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?[/p][/quote]You beat me to it, a tragic loss of life earlier this year because the Police just assumed the horse was no longer on the road. A simple rolling road block headed by a police car travelling at 20MPH would have found the horse and a motorcyclist would still be alive :-( Bonkeydollocks
  • Score: -14

3:25pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Wackerone says...

Bonkeydollocks wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?
You beat me to it, a tragic loss of life earlier this year because the Police just assumed the horse was no longer on the road. A simple rolling road block headed by a police car travelling at 20MPH would have found the horse and a motorcyclist would still be alive :-(
Motorcyclist might still be alive if he had proceeded with caution as advised and not at 70mph as previously stated. You clever dicks are always ready to have a pop at the police. Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't. Some times you need to engage brain before opening mouth or in this case, tapping a keyboard.
[quote][p][bold]Bonkeydollocks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?[/p][/quote]You beat me to it, a tragic loss of life earlier this year because the Police just assumed the horse was no longer on the road. A simple rolling road block headed by a police car travelling at 20MPH would have found the horse and a motorcyclist would still be alive :-([/p][/quote]Motorcyclist might still be alive if he had proceeded with caution as advised and not at 70mph as previously stated. You clever dicks are always ready to have a pop at the police. Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't. Some times you need to engage brain before opening mouth or in this case, tapping a keyboard. Wackerone
  • Score: 49

3:41pm Wed 2 Jul 14

djd says...

Bonkeydollocks wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?
You beat me to it, a tragic loss of life earlier this year because the Police just assumed the horse was no longer on the road. A simple rolling road block headed by a police car travelling at 20MPH would have found the horse and a motorcyclist would still be alive :-(
Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
[quote][p][bold]Bonkeydollocks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?[/p][/quote]You beat me to it, a tragic loss of life earlier this year because the Police just assumed the horse was no longer on the road. A simple rolling road block headed by a police car travelling at 20MPH would have found the horse and a motorcyclist would still be alive :-([/p][/quote]Hindsight is a wonderful thing. djd
  • Score: 16

3:45pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Frank28 wrote:
The young man can anticipate a prison sentence and for his car to be crushed. He also might find it impossible to obtain car insurance, if he ever bothers to get insurance.
Why would he bother wasting money on car insurance?
[quote][p][bold]Frank28[/bold] wrote: The young man can anticipate a prison sentence and for his car to be crushed. He also might find it impossible to obtain car insurance, if he ever bothers to get insurance.[/p][/quote]Why would he bother wasting money on car insurance? Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 6

4:38pm Wed 2 Jul 14

suzigirl says...

Stereotyped wrote:
Sgt Brady said: “We have taken another dangerous driver off the road and a dangerous vehicle has been destroyed.” He was banned in the first place...but was on the road. Driving bans do nothing to stop these low life scum from returning back behind the wheel.
Yes I know that from first hand experience what banned drivers can do!
[quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: Sgt Brady said: “We have taken another dangerous driver off the road and a dangerous vehicle has been destroyed.” He was banned in the first place...but was on the road. Driving bans do nothing to stop these low life scum from returning back behind the wheel.[/p][/quote]Yes I know that from first hand experience what banned drivers can do! suzigirl
  • Score: 1

4:39pm Wed 2 Jul 14

miltonarcher says...

19 year olds shouldn't be allowed to drive unsupervised. These youngsters cause the most accidents, something needs to change. Force all new drivers under the age of 21 to drive with a qualified driver who is over the age of 21.
19 year olds shouldn't be allowed to drive unsupervised. These youngsters cause the most accidents, something needs to change. Force all new drivers under the age of 21 to drive with a qualified driver who is over the age of 21. miltonarcher
  • Score: -9

4:48pm Wed 2 Jul 14

blahblahbleurgh says...

Its a shame that after all that cost and effort the court will probably give him a ban to go with the ban hes already got. You got to wonder if the police think they are wasting their time sometimes
Its a shame that after all that cost and effort the court will probably give him a ban to go with the ban hes already got. You got to wonder if the police think they are wasting their time sometimes blahblahbleurgh
  • Score: 14

4:58pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

Bonkeydollocks wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?
You beat me to it, a tragic loss of life earlier this year because the Police just assumed the horse was no longer on the road. A simple rolling road block headed by a police car travelling at 20MPH would have found the horse and a motorcyclist would still be alive :-(
Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
[quote][p][bold]Bonkeydollocks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?[/p][/quote]You beat me to it, a tragic loss of life earlier this year because the Police just assumed the horse was no longer on the road. A simple rolling road block headed by a police car travelling at 20MPH would have found the horse and a motorcyclist would still be alive :-([/p][/quote]Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Hessenford
  • Score: 2

5:06pm Wed 2 Jul 14

skydriver says...

The driver should also get a bill for the helicopter running cost during the period it was looking for him. Next time he hopefully will think twice .
Although I doubt it.
The driver should also get a bill for the helicopter running cost during the period it was looking for him. Next time he hopefully will think twice . Although I doubt it. skydriver
  • Score: 16

5:33pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Bonkeydollocks says...

Wackerone wrote:
Bonkeydollocks wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?
You beat me to it, a tragic loss of life earlier this year because the Police just assumed the horse was no longer on the road. A simple rolling road block headed by a police car travelling at 20MPH would have found the horse and a motorcyclist would still be alive :-(
Motorcyclist might still be alive if he had proceeded with caution as advised and not at 70mph as previously stated. You clever dicks are always ready to have a pop at the police. Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't. Some times you need to engage brain before opening mouth or in this case, tapping a keyboard.
Take a look in the mirror pal regarding opening your mouth or tapping a keyboard. Any basic assessment of risk that night would result in the outcome that if horse was seen on carriageway but not definitely confirmed safely off it = a reasonable probability horse IS still on carriageway.

The days of hindsight after a an accident are long gone. It was a fundamental error of the emergency services that night....no one needs "hindsight" to see it in this case.
[quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bonkeydollocks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?[/p][/quote]You beat me to it, a tragic loss of life earlier this year because the Police just assumed the horse was no longer on the road. A simple rolling road block headed by a police car travelling at 20MPH would have found the horse and a motorcyclist would still be alive :-([/p][/quote]Motorcyclist might still be alive if he had proceeded with caution as advised and not at 70mph as previously stated. You clever dicks are always ready to have a pop at the police. Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't. Some times you need to engage brain before opening mouth or in this case, tapping a keyboard.[/p][/quote]Take a look in the mirror pal regarding opening your mouth or tapping a keyboard. Any basic assessment of risk that night would result in the outcome that if horse was seen on carriageway but not definitely confirmed safely off it = a reasonable probability horse IS still on carriageway. The days of hindsight after a an accident are long gone. It was a fundamental error of the emergency services that night....no one needs "hindsight" to see it in this case. Bonkeydollocks
  • Score: -16

6:21pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Vortigern says...

miltonarcher wrote:
19 year olds shouldn't be allowed to drive unsupervised. These youngsters cause the most accidents, something needs to change. Force all new drivers under the age of 21 to drive with a qualified driver who is over the age of 21.
Great idea. More buses on the road and more unemployed for those that can't get to their job.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: 19 year olds shouldn't be allowed to drive unsupervised. These youngsters cause the most accidents, something needs to change. Force all new drivers under the age of 21 to drive with a qualified driver who is over the age of 21.[/p][/quote]Great idea. More buses on the road and more unemployed for those that can't get to their job. Vortigern
  • Score: 6

7:58pm Wed 2 Jul 14

breamoreboy says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?
That's a problem over the border in Hampshire, we have no such problems here in Dorset. Except that after a week we still can't obtain the new mobile phone number for the local PCSO. Does anybody in the Mudeford area happen to have it? Dialing 101 to try and find out has again been abandoned after a 45 minute wait, and there's been no reply to the voice mail that was left.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?[/p][/quote]That's a problem over the border in Hampshire, we have no such problems here in Dorset. Except that after a week we still can't obtain the new mobile phone number for the local PCSO. Does anybody in the Mudeford area happen to have it? Dialing 101 to try and find out has again been abandoned after a 45 minute wait, and there's been no reply to the voice mail that was left. breamoreboy
  • Score: 5

9:18pm Wed 2 Jul 14

joeinpoole says...

Bonkeydollocks wrote:
Wackerone wrote:
Bonkeydollocks wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?
You beat me to it, a tragic loss of life earlier this year because the Police just assumed the horse was no longer on the road. A simple rolling road block headed by a police car travelling at 20MPH would have found the horse and a motorcyclist would still be alive :-(
Motorcyclist might still be alive if he had proceeded with caution as advised and not at 70mph as previously stated. You clever dicks are always ready to have a pop at the police. Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't. Some times you need to engage brain before opening mouth or in this case, tapping a keyboard.
Take a look in the mirror pal regarding opening your mouth or tapping a keyboard. Any basic assessment of risk that night would result in the outcome that if horse was seen on carriageway but not definitely confirmed safely off it = a reasonable probability horse IS still on carriageway.

The days of hindsight after a an accident are long gone. It was a fundamental error of the emergency services that night....no one needs "hindsight" to see it in this case.
Sorry but it was a 'fundamental error' to be riding so fast that the motorcyclist could not stop in time.

From the Highway Code - Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop well within the distance you can see to be clear.

It's not just stray horses that are a potential danger ... there are plenty of big deer and badgers that find themselves on roads at night too. I've seen the mess that a badger made to an Audi R8 when it was hit full-on and, trust me, a motorcyclist wouldn't have stood a chance.
[quote][p][bold]Bonkeydollocks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bonkeydollocks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?[/p][/quote]You beat me to it, a tragic loss of life earlier this year because the Police just assumed the horse was no longer on the road. A simple rolling road block headed by a police car travelling at 20MPH would have found the horse and a motorcyclist would still be alive :-([/p][/quote]Motorcyclist might still be alive if he had proceeded with caution as advised and not at 70mph as previously stated. You clever dicks are always ready to have a pop at the police. Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't. Some times you need to engage brain before opening mouth or in this case, tapping a keyboard.[/p][/quote]Take a look in the mirror pal regarding opening your mouth or tapping a keyboard. Any basic assessment of risk that night would result in the outcome that if horse was seen on carriageway but not definitely confirmed safely off it = a reasonable probability horse IS still on carriageway. The days of hindsight after a an accident are long gone. It was a fundamental error of the emergency services that night....no one needs "hindsight" to see it in this case.[/p][/quote]Sorry but it was a 'fundamental error' to be riding so fast that the motorcyclist could not stop in time. From the Highway Code - Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop well within the distance you can see to be clear. It's not just stray horses that are a potential danger ... there are plenty of big deer and badgers that find themselves on roads at night too. I've seen the mess that a badger made to an Audi R8 when it was hit full-on and, trust me, a motorcyclist wouldn't have stood a chance. joeinpoole
  • Score: 4

10:12pm Wed 2 Jul 14

user_name says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?
Is that because they have so many spare resources to spare?
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?[/p][/quote]Is that because they have so many spare resources to spare? user_name
  • Score: 4

11:12pm Wed 2 Jul 14

boardsandphotos says...

miltonarcher wrote:
19 year olds shouldn't be allowed to drive unsupervised. These youngsters cause the most accidents, something needs to change. Force all new drivers under the age of 21 to drive with a qualified driver who is over the age of 21.
Logistically impossible, stupid idea.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: 19 year olds shouldn't be allowed to drive unsupervised. These youngsters cause the most accidents, something needs to change. Force all new drivers under the age of 21 to drive with a qualified driver who is over the age of 21.[/p][/quote]Logistically impossible, stupid idea. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 2

8:17am Thu 3 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

breamoreboy wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?
That's a problem over the border in Hampshire, we have no such problems here in Dorset. Except that after a week we still can't obtain the new mobile phone number for the local PCSO. Does anybody in the Mudeford area happen to have it? Dialing 101 to try and find out has again been abandoned after a 45 minute wait, and there's been no reply to the voice mail that was left.
That's appalling.
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Its a shame they couldn't commit such resources to finding a horse on the A31?[/p][/quote]That's a problem over the border in Hampshire, we have no such problems here in Dorset. Except that after a week we still can't obtain the new mobile phone number for the local PCSO. Does anybody in the Mudeford area happen to have it? Dialing 101 to try and find out has again been abandoned after a 45 minute wait, and there's been no reply to the voice mail that was left.[/p][/quote]That's appalling. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 1

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