Rocky teen joy-rider drives straight to a stint in jail

IT WAS a joy-ride Anthony Malcolm will never forget.

Between 9pm last Friday and 2.30am last Saturday, Malcolm stole a vehicle from a North Rockhampton residence and took it for a joy-ride.

Police were patrolling the area and intercepted Malcolm in Bramble St for an RBT, not knowing the vehicle was stolen.

But flashing lights and sirens didn't stop the 17-year-old from having his fun. He sped up to avoid being pulled over, turned into a street and crashed into the gutter.

Police checks revealed the vehicle was stolen and that Malcolm had never obtained a driver's licence.

Malcolm pleaded guilty in Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday to one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle without permission, failure to stop and driving without a licence.

"I don't know where to start, I'm so sorry for my actions," Malcolm said.

But due to his prior history of unlawful use of vehicles, Magistrate Michael O'Driscoll sentenced him to six months imprisonment.

He was also disqualified from obtaining a driver's licence for two years.



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