Speeding motorist given suspended prison sentence

A motorist who drove at break-neck speed down a residential street has been spared an immediate jail term.
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A motorist who drove at break-neck speed down a residential street has been spared an immediate jail term.

Daniel Finch, 22, of Grange Road, Bickershaw, appeared in the dock before Wigan and Leigh magistrates to admit to dangerously driving a Seat Leon along Tyldesley Old Road, Atherton, on May 28.

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Justices gave him a 12-week prison sentence but suspended it for 12 months.

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Wigan and Leigh Courthouse

He was also banned from driving for 18 months and must complete 15 days of rehabilitation activities.

The bench told him that he was being dealt with so severely because his driving had put his own and other people’s safety at risk and because of the speed and distance travelled.

Finch must also pay £200 in court costs and a victim services surcharge. Justices took his guilty plea into consideration when sentencing.