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Kendal dangerous driver locked up for flouting court order

Carlisle Crown Court
Carlisle Crown Court

[A] DANGEROUS driver from Kendal has been jailed after flouting the court order he was given for his crime.

Alfie Tallon, 19, led police on a high speed chase in built-up areas around the town last July. He travelled at twice the 30mph limit and was said to have forced a pursuing officer to take evasive action by smashing into another vehicle.

Tallon admitted a dangerous driving charge. And at Carlisle Crown Court in September he was handed a suspended 12-month prison sentence with unpaid work and rehabilitation.

But the teenager was brought back to court today (THURS).

Judge Peter Davies heard Tallon, of Acre Moss Lane, Kendal, accepted breaching his order by twice, in February and March, by failing to turn up for community service.

Tallon was said to have prioritised paid landscape gardening work over his court commitments.

Judge Davies imposed an immediate four-month prison sentence, saying of the teenager’s poor progress: “It gives me no optimism that you are going to comply in the future.”

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