Reckless driver off to jail

A driver who left a trail of damaged cars and injured motorists in his wake in trying to evade police by going the wrong way on the ABC Highway, will spend 70 days in jail after he failed to pay $1 600 in fines yesterday.

And whenever Leross Leandre Burnett leaves HMP Dodds, he has been advised to put any vehicle he owns “on four blocks” to avoid the temptation of driving while disqualified for six months.

Burnett declared he was rammed by two police Suzuki Vitaras and this was what caused him to spin and hit other vehicles. He blamed the cruise control in the hired BMW for his inability to stop as the vehicle barrelled in the wrong direction on the road.

But Magistrate Graveney Bannister noted: “I do not believe anything that [Burnett] has said in this matter. Burnett is not a truthful witness in my view. He is economical with the truth. I am of the view what he said is a concoction.”

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