Teen driver fled from police

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A teenage driver lied to police by pretending he was going back to his car to get proof he was insured but drove off.

Caleb Vaughan led police on a high speed pursuit through Fleetwood driving at more than twice the speed limit and through several red lights, while he had a child and woman on board.

When he later went to the police station because police wanted to speak to him Vaughan again drove his car without insurance.

Vaughan, 19, of Waverley Avenue, North Shore, pleaded guilty to an offence of driving dangerously and two offences of driving without insurance.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said police stopped Vaughan’s VW Polo on Copse Road, Fleetwood, on April 16 at 10.30pm, because it was showing as not insured.

Vaughan got out and spoke to an officer then said he would fetch proof of his insurance from the car. He drove off at high speed and would not stop despite a patrol car pursuing him with lights and sirens on. When interviewed Vaughan said he panicked.

Vaughan was bailed to appear on September 7 for sentence at Preston Crown Court by Blackpool magistrates and banned from driving in the meantime.