Man Charged After Alleged High Speed Chase

February 6, 2015

Appearing in Magistrates Court yesterday [Feb 5], a 19-year-old male appeared on charges related to the collision involving police officers earlier this week, and he denied offences including assaulting a police officer and unlawfully unlawfully damaging a police cycle.

Kinn Crippen pleaded guilty to riding an unlicenced cycle and having no third party insurance on 4th February 2015.  For the first offence he was fined $450 and the second, $3,000.

Mr Crippen pleaded not guilty to a set of other charges including failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, assaulting a police officer; violently resisting arrest; and unlawfully unlawfully damaging a police cycle.

All eight charges came out of an incident in which Mr Crippen was alleged to have led police on a high speed chase that allegedly commenced  in Southampton and went through residential areas and main roads.

During the chase two policemen were alleged to have been struck and injured and two police bikes were damaged.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set 31st March as trial date and granted him $10,o00 bail and ordered he wear an Electronic Monitoring Device  and pay $3,000 in old fines, with these fines required to be paid in full before he is released from custody.

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