Dangerous driver from Northampton, aged 19, given suspended jail sentence

Northampton Magistrates Court NNL-150303-120601001
Northampton Magistrates Court NNL-150303-120601001

A 19-year-old from Northampton who admitted driving a car dangerously through residential streets in the town has avoided a custodial sentence.

Jordan Medeiros, of Ryeland Road, Duston, was arrested on March 22 this year after he drove a VW Golf GTI dangerously along Kettering Road, Fairfield Road and Raeburn Road.

Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard police pursued Medeiros as he travelled above the 30mph speed limits in the area.

He was arrested by officers after his car hit a kerb and he stopped the vehicle.

Magistrates sentenced Medeiros to 20 weeks in a young offenders institution, suspended for 18 months. He must complete 150 hours unpaid work and pay costs of £380. He was also disqualified from driving for 18 months.