Crash joy-rider may be jailed

TEENAGE Joyrider Adam Pasco who took a car and crashed into a house in Felixstowe today faces the prospect of a prison sentence.Pasco, 18, appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates yesterday, and pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, and driving without insurance on April 2.

By Georgina James

TEENAGE Joyrider Adam Pasco who took a car and crashed into a house in Felixstowe today faces the prospect of a prison sentence.

Pasco, 18, appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates yesterday, and pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, and driving without insurance on April 2.

Pasco was told that due to the seriousness of the offence a custodial sentence had not been ruled out although others options included electronic tagging or a curfew order.

The court heard how unemployed Pasco was in possession of the keys to a vehicle he was supposed to be cleaning but the temptation was too great and he decided to take the vehicle for a spin.

Pasco of Fleetwood Avenue, Felixstowe, together with two passengers, drove the Ford Mondeo and lost control of the vehicle, smashing into some gates, across a front garden and into a bungalow in Colneis Road, Felixstowe.

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The owner of the property, believed to be a pensioner in her 90s, was at home at the time but was unhurt in the incident. But her home was severely damaged by the impact.

The driver and passengers fled the scene but were arrested by police officers shortly afterwards.

Thankfully neither driver nor passengers were injured in the crash.

Inspector Andy Bushall, of Felixstowe police, said today: "It was an irresponsible and stupid act and the driver had no regard to the safety of others.

"The accident happened in a busy, populated area and it's a miracle nobody was seriously hurt in the incident

"Joyriders do not think of the consequences and through their foolish actions put the lives of others at risk."

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report. Pasco was released on unconditional bail but was disqualified from driving with immediate effect and due to return to court on May 10 to be sentenced.

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